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Synonyms for bone

to study or work hard, especially when pressed for time

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Synonyms for bone

rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

study intensively, as before an exam

consisting of or made up of bone

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It was a little too close to the bone, and I didn't want to blindside people.
Using sharp knife, make a long cut from the top of the chin down towards the neck Starting on one side of the cut, begin to butterfly the meal from the bone, staying as close to the bone as possible.
The scene is just one of many addressing life on and off of campus in a very close to the bone, unflinching way, particularly for this part of the world and (aired) at this time of the year.
GRETCHEN PETERS - HELLO CRUEL WORLD THE ninth album of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters is, according to the American musician, her "most close to the bone work".
50/50 stylishly melds a buddy comedy and romance with Adam's battle against the disease, sidestepping mawkish sentiment to cut as close to the bone as possible.
It was very close to the bone," Mr Wills replied, "It was pushing it.
Compression-stabilized sockets are made with four long depressions that push the tissue close to the bone and prevent motion.
The King's Speech' is close to the bone as it is a portrayal of her family in the 1930s.
Among the best scenes are those in which he tells a client how to fiddle with the funeral expenses to get the client's wife a new pair of shoes, or when he joshes with his employees about sending people to gas ovens (a bit close to the bone in Poland).
Then, starting close to the bone, they work outward to reconnect muscles and tendons (tissues that connect muscles to the bone) and nerves, before sewing up the skin.
Characters are painted as cartoonish (Anthony O'Donnell's keystone cop) or close to the bone (take your pick).
Pros: One devastating scene finds Warner sitting at a school assembly where his daughter performs a song that cuts a little too close to the bone, about a daughter's troubled relationship with her promiscuous father.
Indeed, Tuttle's version of minimalism, first conceived as a corrective to Minimalism proper (that of Robert Morris in 1964, or of Donald Judd the following year) can cut dangerously close to the bone.
Now the question is, how close to the bone can suppliers go?
Baseotto's response was too close to the bone for the government, however, as it recalled the "flights of death" during the 1976-83 military dictatorship, when suspected dissidents were dropped from airplanes into the sea, sometimes with priests present giving blessing.