make no bones about

idiom

: to be very sure and definite about (something)
Make no bones about the seriousness of the matter.
He made no bones about his plans to cut expenses.
Make no bones about it—we will win.

Examples of make no bones about in a Sentence

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“Make no bones about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20no%20bones%20about. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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