Definition of make no bones about in English:

make no bones about


  • Have no hesitation in stating or dealing with (something), however unpleasant or awkward it is.

    ‘he makes no bones about his feelings towards the militants’
    • ‘And his wife made no bones about why she ran off to France with their son, Eddie.’
    • ‘Well, we do pay for exclusive information and documents, and we make no bones about that, as long as we can verify it's true.’
    • ‘For starters, I liked April Fool's Day because the film makes no bones about what it is.’
    • ‘‘We knew that there would be tickets available every day and we made no bones about that,’ he said.’
    • ‘The performance was disappointing, make no bones about that, and the 50-30 scoreline reflected Barrow's superiority on the day.’
    • ‘‘She makes no bones about not liking journalists,’ says one.’
    • ‘And I make no bones about that or no apology for that.’
    • ‘She is proud of her unusual occupation and appears to make no bones about who knows it.’
    • ‘R.L. Trask makes no bones about what sort of world he thinks is beautiful, and to that sort of world he's a splendidly knowledgeable, thought-provoking guide.’
    • ‘My parents were wonderful parents to me - make no bones about that - but I have no truck with the idea that in some sense society was better 40 or 50 years ago.’
    • ‘Westwood has made no bones about how unprepared he was for the media attention which accompanied his early success.’
    • ‘He makes no bones about what others perceive as his abrasive manner.’
    • ‘White made no bones about how they would seek to beat the Welsh yesterday.’
    • ‘The solicitor told the court: ‘Her behaviour was dreadful and she makes no bones about that.’’
    • ‘A strange chemistry forms when the pair meets at the interview and Grey makes no bones about how boring the job will be.’
    • ‘I feel we have some good referees and I make no bones about that but I'm not so sure we have that many good assistant referees.’
    • ‘Definitely not for the squeamish, the article makes no bones about where the responsibility for the massacre lay.’
    • ‘Labour is pragmatic in what it does, it makes no bones about that sometimes it will lean left sometimes right.’
    • ‘Here is a movie that makes no bones about what it is - a horror sequel that knows its place in line.’
    • ‘So the making of this documentary was clearly a journey of discovery for Moore himself, who makes no bones about not having the answers.’