make (one's) bones

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make (one's) bones

1. To kill someone in order to obtain membership in a criminal organization. Used in this way, the phrase is often associated with the Mafia. A: "Has Johnny Dukes made his bones yet?" B: "Not yet, he's still a low level guy."
2. To solidify one's reputation. He made his bones as a big city detective before joining our town's police force.
See also: bone, make
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Caption: Osteoporosis makes bones less dense and more prone to fractures.
Five members of the Joven family, including the father, are suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder which makes bones very brittle.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a range of complications, including a condition called osteomalacia, which makes bones soft, painful and more likely to break.
The nanoparticles with the negative biomolecules on their surface promoted stem cell proliferation but suppressed "matrix mineralization": the process that leads to the deposition of minerals into the bone's scaffolding, which makes bones strong.
The researchers said they found that CBD makes bones stronger during healing and harder to break in the future.
Osteoporosis makes bones weak and more likely to break.
Magnesium is a mineral that makes bones more flexible, while calcium makes them more fragile and prone to break.
While the fines and service can be stomached, the latest development makes Bones weep.
Scientists have known for years that childhood physical activity makes bones stronger.
It was found that sabertooth arm bones were not only larger in diameter than other cats, they also had thicker cortical bone, the dense outer layer that makes bones strong and stiff.
A snail makes its hard shell by secreting a substance that contains calcium, the same mineral that makes bones hard.
Researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Research Institute are challenging a widely held belief that fractures resulting from major trauma, such as automobile accidents, are not related to osteoporosis, the common disease that makes bones weak and prone to fracture.
Then there's osteoporosis--disease that makes bones thin and likely to break easily.
The Leamington centre is holding a programme of fundraising activities in the next six months for the society and to increase awareness of the condition, which makes bones more fragile and can cause shrinking.