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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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Former DHB CEO Ken Whelan left his job in 2010 saying he had cut to the bone and was unable to make further cuts in expenditure without affecting patient care.
If you cut to the bone, growth returns eventually, but a recovery should have been fair, not giving tax cuts to immensely better off people and Osborne's policies have poured misery on the least resilient.
Stewart Rose, CEO, said, 'With costs cut to the bone, increased bank profitability has to come from the revenue side.
Attorneys for the city said the city's budget and services had been cut to the bone.
Pay packets have been decimated by taxes, services cut to the bone and gardai starved of resources.
This is an industry of vital strategic importance, which is being rocked by cost-cutting by companies making billions in profit and where safety and training is being cut to the bone.
Margaret Sinclair, Glasgow I WAS disgusted to read that Margaret Thatcher's funeral will cost the taxpayer millions of pounds when public services are being cut to the bone.
While the Highways service, which everyone uses every day directly or indirectly, is cut to the bone and roads degenerate further, the Education money pit continues to be showered with cash, courtesy of council taxpayers' largesse.
Colin Vallis's elbow was cut to the bone causing a piece to chip off, after he stepped in to help when a disturbance broke out outside Steve's General Store in Walton Village at 3pm on February 5, 2006.
Another thing THE NEW AMERICAN has warned its readers about over and over again is how our military has been gutted and cut to the bone by previous presidents and liberals in Congress, and how the United States no longer can afford or is capable of taking on two rogue nations at one time.
Standouts Friday included heart-pounding readings of ``Hoochie Coochie Man,'' ``Have You Ever Loved a Woman,'' ``I Want a Little Girl'' and ``River of Tears,'' in which Clapton's biting Fender Strat cut to the bone.
Staff feel their expenses have already been cut to the bone.
Although speaking of short stories as epic is oxymoronic, no other term does justice to these tales of a civilization cut to the bone.
once again resemble the turn-of-the-century heyday of the preunion American sweatshop: a work force of underskilled women, toiling in fly-by-night factories where labor costs are cut to the bone from underbidding, and where benefits, safety, and health insurance are unheard of.
Everyone challenges everyone else to cut deeper, to cut to the bone, to eradicate root and branch all those costly Federal programs that should have been eliminated long ago--that have no useful purpose any more, if they ever had one.