be close to the bone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “be close to the bone” in the English Dictionary

"be close to the bone" in British English

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be close to the bone

If something you say or write is close to the ​bone, it is close to the ​truth in a way that might ​offend some ​people.
(Definition of be close to the bone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be close to the bone”
in Chinese (Simplified) (说话或写文章)尖刻,入木三分…
in Chinese (Traditional) (說話或寫文章)尖刻,入木三分…
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“be close to the bone” in British English

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