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origin is a polite way to say pain in the ass

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  • Creative

    Hi, Lewis, Thank you for your persisting in giving us informations about American idoms and slangs. I really appreciate it. Hope you are well with your new job. My question today is a phrase from my late reading of The Godfather—- make his bones. I could not find its meaning in dictionary, so could you do me a favor?

    Sep 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm
  • Creative

    Hi, Lewis. Happy to see you back! My problem above has not solved yet. Please do not ignore me! :) HAND

    Oct 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm
  • Lewis Sandler

    I can only guess at the meaning of “to make his bones” from the Godfather which probably means that in the Italian Mafia when someone kills someone , the killer receives a high status for the killing. It is a kind of status award that you get within the Mafia system for killing someone. The Mafia members look up to you, they trust you.

    Oct 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm
  • Creative

    Thanks a lot!

    Oct 17, 2010 at 9:37 am