A Bone of Contention
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"A Bone of Contention" is a book by Susanna Gregory.
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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.
by Christine Ammer
For example, Grandfather's will was a bone of contention for the whole family.
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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