Posted by ESC on January 13, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Bones posted by Shae on January 12, 2004
: : Hello guys I'm an Italian student and I'm translating a film review from empire magazine. Could you help me with the meaning of "If he has any bones about..."? I can't really manage to know what it means. Thanx, VIVI
: 'Bones' in this context is an abbreviation of 'bone of contention,' meaning a source of continuing disagreement.
: 'I have a bone to pick with you' means 'I have reason to disagree or be annoyed with you.'
There's an expression: He didn't make any bones about it. Meaning: he didn't mince words, he spoke directly and plainly.
It would help if you would put the text of the whole paragraph or exchange.