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have no bones about

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have no bones about

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make no bones about

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  1. To be entirely candid about; to be open about; be UP-FRONT: They make no bones about what they're going to do (1548+)
  2. To show or feel no doubt or hesitation about: This spirited Labrador had no bones about venturing out

[origin unknown; the form find no bones, found by 1459, may indicate that the reference is to bones in soup or stew, which would hinder the eating, hence hold the matter up]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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