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Expression: make no bones about something



 
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Expression: make no bones about something #1 (permalink) Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:27 am   Expression: make no bones about something
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Expressions with make", question 7

I'll make no bones about it and tell you exactly what I think.

(a) come straight to the point
(b) come straight to the end
(c) come straight to the road
(d) come straight to the angle

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #21 "Expressions with make", answer 7

I'll come straight to the point and tell you exactly what I think.

Correct answer: (a) come straight to the point

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It aroused my curiosity why to make no bones is come straight? What is 'make bones'?

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Expression: make no bones about something #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:40 am   Expression: make no bones about something
 

Hi Haihao

The idiom is make no bones about (something). This means "to be forthright and candid about something / to acknowledge freely". Therefore, you would come directly (straight) to the point if you are making no bones about it.

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