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Posted by ESC on January 13, 2004

In Reply to: 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.

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