bone crushing

bone-crushing

[bohn-kruhsh-ing]
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:
1670–80

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