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bone-crushing

[bohn-kruhsh-ing] /ˈboʊnˌkrʌʃ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
powerful or constricting enough to crush one's bones:
a bone-crushing handshake.
2.
extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.:
a bone-crushing mortgage.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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