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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."
See also: cut, unkind
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One of the unkindest twists in this funny old life is that you can't stick around to see how much your contribution meant to other people.
Published in 1972, The Unkindest Cut discussed the arbitrary cutting of lengthy films.
ON an otherwise splendid night's boxing at the AT7 Centre on Saturday night, Tony Conroy suffered the unkindest cut of all when he lost his unbeaten seven-fight record to his opponent's somewhat cynical use of the head as a weapon.
LOS ANGELES -- Routine episiotomies are falling out of favor in response to a growing body of evidence that they are medically unjustified, but white women, those with private insurance, and those with private practitioners are still disproportionately receiving what the popular press has called "the unkindest cut.
Was Shakespeare indebted at all to the likes of Malory if he meant by Antony's reference to "the most unkindest cut of all" (Julius Caesar 3.
Of all the people we had sample the fruit, the unkindest thing said about it was "delicious.
The unkindest and most uninformed criticism--coming even from those who should know better--charges humanists with disregarding the nonhuman forms of life, with being indifferent to the biosphere, with being guilty of what is inelegantly call species-ism.
Laing to the novelist and, worst of all, the canard that Doris's curls were down to a home perm kit -- the unkindest cut of all.
Perhaps the unkindest cut of all was a comment by one of the large-church experts: "He shook his head at the contrast between Ed Young's [a large-church pastor] operation and `the stone church on the corner where the guy is preaching on the Hittites.
They may talk differently, they may look differently and they suffer the unkindest cut, which is the belief by most of us that people with disabilities can't do the job.
The unkindest cut of all was when the Oscar best actress winner just a few years later ended up being sneeringly given the 'Golden Raspberry Award,' for worst female performance on the slivered, not silver screen!
Dubai: For apparel retailers in the UAE, it might seem like the unkindest cut.
The unkindest cut of all is to say that behaviour is 'good' at Ormesby School.
The unkindest cut of all has been a tribute song, which has been trailed to the disbursement of the notorious secret funds, a disclosure of which was made recently in a list handed by the Ministry of Information to the Supreme Court.
Some erosion ensued at the higher levels of the Shiv Sena hierarchy and the unkindest cut was the desertion of his nephew, Raj Thackeray, from the fold.