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make one's bones

verb phrase

: ''In order to be a real mobster, you have to kill somebody,'' Matt said evenly. ''They call it 'making your bone' '' (1990s+)

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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