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bone-crushing

[ bohn-kruhsh-ing ]
/ ˈboʊnˌkrʌʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
powerful or constricting enough to crush one's bones: a bone-crushing handshake.
extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.: a bone-crushing mortgage.
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Origin of bone-crushing

First recorded in 1670–80
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