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the most unkindest cut of all

The most hurtful or malicious thing that one could say to another. The phrase orginated 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.
See also: all, cut, most, of, unkind

he/she doesn't have a [jealous, mean, unkind etc.] bone in his/her body

something that you say in order to emphasize that someone is not jealous, mean, unkind etc. He'd never deliberately hurt someone's feelings - he doesn't have a mean bone in his body.
See be cut to the bone, chill to the bone, be chilled to the bone
See also: body, bone, have, he, unkind

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."
See also: cut, unkind
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Yn Saesneg mae 'na nifer o enwau disgrifiadol da iawn am heidiau o adar, er enghraifft a parliament of crows, a charm of finches, a cast of hawks, a flight of swallows, an unkindness of ravens ac yn y blaen.
K | "Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.
He told the Liverpool Echo: "I've lived on the streets for 17 years and I've never had unkindness like that.
I don't think your friend is ready to give up these girls and so you will either have to learn to put up with their unkindness or make some new friends yourself.
Despite Liddy's unkindness which is so extreme it actually causes a real storm, Ola is good to Liddy, carrying her in to shelter when it is raining.
What we used to do was incredibly mild compared with makeovers that are now expected to involve some degree of surgery, some degree of invasive procedure, or some degree of unkindness where the person having it ends up an emotional wreck before she sees herself in the mirror.
Exactly a year back, Fry had threatened to leave Twitter because he thought there was "too much aggression and unkindness around and posted "Bye Bye.
I am sorry to say I sometimes see a sort of unkindness that is spreading through the world these days.
She added: "It would be lovely if we could see less unkindness and unpleasantness but sadly young people don't demand classic comedies like Morecambe and Wise anymore.
The result is that parents of children with Down's syndrome are often unwilling to take them outside, where they may face unkindness or resentment.
Reciprocity is an internalized norm, inducing people to respond to kindness with kindness and to unkindness with unkindness even if it is not in their material interest to do so.
I wish things were otherwise; but if they were, humankind still would not need the offer of the earth by poetry or anything else, because human unkindness took it long ago and just see what it did.
Soojian said the word ruthless "denotes unkindness and not caring" and while he can be direct and demanding, he believes former co-workers and students would call him compassionate.