Make No Bones About It (A Dig Site Mystery #2) by Ann CharlesMYSTERY, MAYHEM, AND MONKEYS, OH MY!
Welcome to the jungle, a treacherous place teeming with terrible secrets better left buried.
“This dig site isn’t cursed. It’s doomed!”
Ancient History … A small civilization in the Maya jungle suffered a mysterious, bloody ending.
Recent History … A world-renown Mesoamerican archaeologist dug too deep in the same place and wound up dead.
Present Day … Dr. Angelica Garcia has returned to the site of her mother’s death much to the displeasure of Quint Parker, the visiting photojournalist out to win her heart. While Angelica struggles to unearth the secrets behind the Maya site’s dark past, Quint battles to keep the gutsy “Boss Lady” from sharing her mother’s fate.
Will the two manage to unravel the disturbing truth hiding amongst the dig site’s bones before history repeats itself?
Clouds - Make no bones about it (UK mod psych folk dancer)
make no bones about (doing) something
Related to make no bones about: bone to pick. He makes no bones about having come from a wealthy family. When training a new employee, I make no bones about my expectations, so that they're not surprised by anything down the road. See also: bone , make , no. Act or speak frankly about something, without hesitation or evasion. For example, Tom made no bones about wanting to be promoted , or Make no bones about it-she's very talented. Versions of this expression date back to the mids and the precise allusion is no longer known.
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A This is so ancient, dating practically from time immemorial, that it has long since achieved the status of an idiom. When you think about it, the saying is certainly odd. Why should the notion of having no hesitation or scruples in speaking about or dealing with some matter, no matter how awkward or unpleasant, have any connections with bones? It has been argued that the phrase had its origin in dice games, since dice have been called bones since the fourteenth century at the latest, for the good reason that they were originally carved from bone. A more probable, but somewhat surprising, origin is from the meal table. The oldest version of the expression is to find bones in something , meaning to find a difficulty or objection in some course of action.
This is another of those ancient phrases that we accept with our mother's milk as an idiom but which seem quite strange when we later give it some thought. When we are trying to convey that we acknowledge or have no objection to something, why bring bones into it? It has been suggested that the bones were dice, which were previously made from bone and are still called bones in gambling circles. That explanation doesn't stand up to scrutiny - ' no dice' is a US expression but 'to make no dice about it' has never been a phrase in the language. Also, in a translation of Erasmus's Paraphrase of Luke he discussed the command given to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and wrote that 'he made no bones about it but went to offer up his son. The actual source of this phrase is closer to home and hearth.