Hunter S. Thompson had this ability; his words cut the most powerful men in America to the bone.
But for all of the media moments, the injustice Cobb saw in the indictment got to him, digging deep to the bone.
Have a question—or a bone to pick—about America's current tax system?
John McCain added, “Every bone in my body knows that simply supplying weapons will not change the equation.”
If we could find a match in the bone marrow registry, my son had a 50/50 chance of living.
Summer had come upon Vitry-sur-Marne and parched it to the bone.
The bullets of the posse had neither torn a tendon nor broken a bone.
Ivory Black is made from ivory and bone charred to blackness.
I don't imagine there's a single one that cares a bone button for me.
He had all the earmarks of what is called a brave man, who could probably say with a bullet lodged in the bone: "It's the job."
Old English ban "bone, tusk," from Proto-Germanic *bainam (cf. Old Frisian ben, Old Norse bein, Danish ben, German Bein). No cognates outside Germanic (the common PIE root is *os-; see osseous); the Norse, Dutch, and German cognates also mean "shank of the leg," and this is the main meaning in Modern German, but English never seems to have had this sense.
especially in bone up "study," 1880s student slang, probably from "Bohn's Classical Library," a popular series in higher education published by German-born English publisher Henry George Bohn (1796-1884) as part of a broad series of "libraries" he issued from 1846, totaling 766 volumes, continued after 1864 by G. Bell & Sons.
The dense, semirigid, porous, calcified connective tissue forming the major portion of the skeleton of most vertebrates, consisting of a dense organic matrix and an inorganic, mineral component.
Any of the more than 200 anatomically distinct structures making up the human skeleton.
A piece of bone.
A diligent student
(also bone up) To study, esp to study intensely for an examination
[College students 1880s+; fr the student's use of bohns, ''translations, ponies,'' named after Bohn's Classical Library]