close to the bone
phrasal within a sensitive or personal area <
the criticism cut close to the bone
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • close to the bone — same as ↑near the bone (see below). • • • Main Entry: ↑bone * * * close to the bone phrase telling the truth about a subject that people prefer not to think about, in a way that may offend or upset people His comments about racism may be too… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • close to the bone — very personal or offensively honest. He said he was only joking, but his comments were so close to the bone they weren t funny at all …   New idioms dictionary

  • close to the bone — (of a remark) accurate to the point of causing discomfort. ↘(of a joke or story) near the limit of decency. → bone …   English new terms dictionary

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  • be close to the bone — if something you say or write is close to the bone, it is close to the truth in a way that may offend someone. He said he was only joking, but his comments were a bit close to the bone. Your remark about people who ve been in trouble with the… …   New idioms dictionary

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