bone-crushing

[ bohn-kruhsh-ing ]
/ ˈboʊnˌkrʌʃ ɪŋ /

adjective

powerful or constricting enough to crush one's bones: a bone-crushing handshake.
extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.: a bone-crushing mortgage.

Nearby words

  1. bone spavin,
  2. bone to pick,
  3. bone to pick, have a,
  4. bone turquoise,
  5. bone up,
  6. bone-dry,
  7. bone-marrow transplant,
  8. boneblack,
  9. boned,
  10. bonefish

Origin of bone-crushing

First recorded in 1670–80

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