bone of contention
Origin of bone of contention
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How to use bone of contention in a sentence
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Not long after I was finally diagnosed, my doctor ordered a bone density scan.
Later studies showed that only gaining weight and the return of natural menstruation help improve bone density.
I saw this girl, eight or nine years old, all benumbed and nothing but skin and bone.
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He has felt strongly, and he was feeling strongly now; he was feeling passionately—that was my whole contention.Confidence|Henry James
But Lessard's a overbearin' son-of-a-gun all round, and he's always breakin' out in a new place.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
British Dictionary definitions for bone of contention
Other Idioms and Phrases with bone of contention
Main issue of a disagreement; something to quarrel about. For example, Grandfather's will was a bone of contention for the whole family. This expression alludes to two dogs fighting (contending) over a single bone. In slightly different guise, bone of dissension, it was used figuratively in the 16th century and took its present form in the early 1700s.