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"A Bone of Contention" is a book by Susanna Gregory.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

a bone of contention a subject or issue over which there is continuing disagreement. The idea is of a bone thrown into the midst of a number of dogs and causing a fight between them . a bone in your leg (orhead) a (feigned) reason for idleness. informal close to ( ornear) the bone (of a remark) penetrating and accurate to the point of causing hurt or discomfort. (of a joke or story) likely to cause offence because near the limit of decency.

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

For example, Grandfather's will was a bone of contention for the whole family.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

a bone of contention a subject or issue over which there is continuing disagreement. 6 The idea is of a bone thrown into the midst of a number ofdogs and causing a fight between them. a bone in your leg (or head) a (feigned) reason for idleness. informal close to (or near) the bone 0(ofa remark) ...

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