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bone out

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bone out

verb phrase

To lose one's nerve; quit; chicken out (1990s+ Teenagers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • The Crane did as she was asked, and got the bone out quite easily.

  • This weapon has also one concave and one convex side, derived from the natural curvature of the bone out of which it is made.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • Take the bone out of a round of fresh beef, and beat the meat well all over to make it tender.

  • Most of his spare time and all the money he could bone out of the commuters he spent in improvin' and decoratin' it.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • A fall or a blow may bring such a sudden wrench or twist upon the ligaments as to force a bone out of place.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • Take the bone out of the chop; shape it as it was before the bone was taken out.

  • Finally he got the left arm fixed up—they took a piece of bone out of his shin and grafted it in—newfangled idea.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • You will have to be careful in taking the bone out of the fire, for it is all ready to break.

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