Try Our Apps


What does the eggplant emoji really mean?

have no bones about

Slang definitions & phrases for have no bones about

have no bones about

Related Terms

make no bones about

make no bones about

verb phrase

  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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for have no bones about

Word Value for have

Scrabble Words With Friends