make no bones about something

make no bones about something

COMMON If you make no bones about something, you do not hesitate to express your thoughts or feelings about it. Dave made no bones about resenting her presence in the house. There will be changes in this Welsh team until we get it right. I make no bones about that. Note: This expression may refer to gambling. `Bones' is an old word for dice, so a gambler who `makes no bones' throws the dice after just one shake.
See also: bone, make, something

make no bones about something

have no hesitation in stating or dealing with something, however unpleasant, awkward, or distasteful it is.
This expression, which dates back to the 16th century, may originally have referred to eating a bowl of soup in which no bones were found and which was therefore easily eaten.
See also: bone, make, something

make no ˈbones about something/about doing something

not hesitate to do something; be honest and open about something: She made no bones about telling him she wanted a pay rise.He makes no bones about the fact that he’s been in prison.
See also: bone, make, something