American Idioms and Expressions

Make No Bones About (something) Idiom

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make no bones about (something)
What does make no bones about (something) mean?
make no secret of something, have no doubts about somethingI made no bones about the fact that I am not interested in applying for the supervisor`s job.
make no bones about (something)
What does make no bones about (something) mean?
make no mistake about something, do not doubt something"Make no bones about it, I am not going to lend my friend any more money."

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What does "magic bullet" mean?
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What does "ball is in (someone's) court" mean?
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plow through (something)
What does "plow through (something)" mean?
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What does "milk (someone) for (something)" mean?
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What does "Uncle Sam" mean?
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What does "a pep talk" mean?
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chip off the old block
What does "chip off the old block" mean?
a person who looks or acts like one of his parentsThe boy is a chip off the old block and acts exactly like his father.
die with one`s boots on
What does "die with one`s boots on" mean?
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a hang-up
What does "a hang-up" mean?
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sock (something) away
What does "sock (something) away" mean?
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