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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I'm making bone soup, sir, and wondering why I ever went to sea.
However, when there is accelerated breaking down of bone tissue -- due to advancing age, deficicency of important minerals for bone health and other harmful lifetsyle factors -- it leads to rapid depletion of bone mass, making bones weak and prone to fractures.
Not enough magnesium can also cause bone crystals to enlarge, making bones more brittle and prone to fractures.
HIGHLIGHT - Provides a glow making bones more prominent.
The reasons are still unclear, but some studies have suggested that high-fat diets may interfere with the absorption of calcium in the intestines, making bones more fragile.
u1/4 Avoid carbonated drinks as these deplete the body of calcium, hence making bones weak.
We're focusing on making bones and biscuits made with foods that would actually surpass the quality of ingredients found in most premium quality dog foods," says Hannaford.
Hormonal changes caused due to ageing can precipitate the process: the loss of old bones becomes faster than the formation of new bones and there is a depletion of overall bone mass, making bones weak and brittle.
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): High-impact activities like running are better than resistance training in making bones strong, according to University of Missouri researchers.
Or, horror of horrors, are those of us who campaign against compulsory medication correct in our assertion that it does not improve children's teeth - and there are far more trials which disprove the theory than there are in favour - and that it does long-term damage to internal organs as well as making bones so hard that if they break they are very difficult to repair.
The Hearty Bite developed by Warburtons bakers also has wonder-foods which do everything from warding off heart illness to making bones and teeth stronger, as well as ticking off half the "five a day" portions of fruit and veg.
Age -- As you age, bone loss occurs more rapidly than bone growth, making bones more brittle.
I have been very busy today making bones, I say when Helen calls.
Osteoporosis is a common and potentially life-threatening condition that causes patients to suffer unusually low bone mass, making bones weak, brittle and susceptible to fracture.
The new drug works by cutting the normal rate of bone breakdown, making bones stronger.