make no bones
phrasal to be straightforward, unhesitating, or sure <
makes no bones about the seriousness of the matter
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make no bones — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To have no doubts; not to worry about right or wrong; not to be against. Used with about . * /Bill makes no bones about telling a lie to escape punishment./ * /The boss made no bones about hiring extra help for the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make no bones — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To have no doubts; not to worry about right or wrong; not to be against. Used with about . * /Bill makes no bones about telling a lie to escape punishment./ * /The boss made no bones about hiring extra help for the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ no\ bones — v. phr. informal 1. To have no doubts; not to worry about right or wrong; not to be against. Used with about . Bill makes no bones about telling a lie to escape punishment. The boss made no bones about hiring extra help for the holidays. 2. To… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make no bones — Have no scruple, make no scruple …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • make no bones — doubtlessly, without hesitation, in an honest manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • make no bones about something — phrase to talk about or do something in a very open way without feeling ashamed or embarrassed He makes no bones about the fact that he wants my job. Thesaurus: to be honestsynonym Main entry: bone * * * have no hesitation in stating or dealing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make no bones about it — If somebody make no bones about a scandal in their past, they are open and honest about it and show no shame or embarrassment …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make no bones about something — make no bones about (something) to say clearly what you think or feel about something. He made no bones about how bad he thought the food was …   New idioms dictionary

  • make no bones about — (something) to say clearly what you think or feel about something. He made no bones about how bad he thought the food was …   New idioms dictionary

  • make no bones about (doing) something — make no bones about (doing) sth idiom to be honest and open about sth; to not hesitate to do sth • She made no bones about telling him exactly what she thought of him. Main entry: ↑boneidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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