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the most unkindest cut of all

The most hurtful or malicious thing that one could say to another. The phrase originated in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in a description of Caesar's murder. Hearing my own mother attack my decision to adopt a child was the most unkindest cut of all.
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doesn't have a (certain kind of) bone in (one's) body

Does not display the trait stated between "a" and "bone." (This phrase does not refer to an actual bone in the human skeleton.) I highly doubt that Jeannie started that vicious rumor about you—she doesn't have a mean bone in her body.
See also: body, bone, have, kind

unkindest cut

The worst insult, ultimate treachery, as in And then, the unkindest cut of all-my partner walks out on me just when the deal is about to go through . This expression was invented by Shakespeare in describing Julius Caesar's stabbing to death by his friends in Julius Caesar (3:2): "This was the most unkindest cut of all."
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Your Poem BRAINWASHING Please my country of birth don't be unkind By brainwashing my newborn innocent mind Inform me about ALL the religions that each country preaches So I'm not forced to believe the one that my country teaches And please tell me of the thoughts of non-believers, too So I can consider their completely different point of view For I don't want a closed mind that's blinkered and shuttered Because I've been brainwashed by beliefs that only my country has uttered I want a pure open mind that soars high and flies free From all the ignorance and bigotry that only the truly brainwashed accept so easily So please my country of birth don't be unkind By brainwashing my newborn innocent mind John Wall, Wavertree
But some of the names on the list might be seen as unkind.
They have lost all credibility The yellows, red and blue It's time to call a taxi For we have seen right through You just do not get it Maybe you are too thick I do not wish to be unkind But you lot get on our wick All three of you ignored us When concerns we raised with you Called us all sorts of names Now you're done, you're through Career politicians you have had your day The country has been patient Now go, be on your way Politicians, councillors Who ride the gravy train We will now vote you out And don't come back again William Allen, Westcotes, Tile Hill.
It is probably unkind to single him out, but has there ever been a duller-voiced sports star than Andy Murray?
This was chance Alastair to ram unkind back the throats his critics A chance to ram some unkind words down the throats of his critics - and they have been spectacularly nasty ones, too.
Trees fast disappearing owing to reckless felling & unkind attitude of people
Without being unkind to Cissokho, he just hasn't fitted in yet, and I would be worried about thrusting him into a match like this, in an atmosphere like that.
According to the new survey, a whopping 85 percent of adults said that other people on the social networking sites (SNS) are mostly kind, with only five percent saying that other people are mostly unkind.
Arthur Moore originally thought the mark given to Pass The Hat was a bit unkind before he admitted the handicapper had probably got it right.
It is a fine line between being entertaining and being unkind and they crossed that line.
Now I know that it wasn't enough to stand by quietly or just walk away when I saw other kids being unkind.
We were together for 45 wonderful years and he never said an unkind word about anyone, despite being a prisoner of war and losing family.
State officials have denied incentive funding after the fact for Robert Rodriguez's film Machete, citing its allegedly unkind portrayal of Texas.
In fact, I may be unkind to Mr Mitchell as The Journal demands such high standards for letters (as well as an occasional discreet bribe - I joke) and probably more of mine end up in the bin.
Just as it grieves loving parents to see their children being unkind to one another, so it grieves God when we are unkind to one another.