make old bones


make old bones
Australian Slang
reach a great age

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • make old bones — verb a) To live to an old age; With his heart condition, hell never make old bones. b) To last a long time; to last or store well. It is a nice fruity wine, but it doesnt make old bones …   Wiktionary

  • make old bones — (never) make old bones (not) to live to old age • • • Main Entry: ↑bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • make old bones —    to live long    Euphemistic in the negative, in which the phrase is normally used:     I feel I shall never make old bones. (N. Mitford, 1945) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Make old bones — reach a great age …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • never make old bones — (never) make old bones (not) to live to old age • • • Main Entry: ↑bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • (never) make old bones — (not) to live to old age ● bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • make your bones —    to kill (someone)    Committing a murder was said to be a prerequisite of full membership of the Mafia.    Some figurative use, indicating worthiness for a position of authority or experience:     The men behind him were old time spooks who… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Old Bones — Sons of Anarchy episode Half Sack at the boxing competition. Episode no …   Wikipedia

  • To make no bones — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make — make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To cause to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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