throw a bone

vp Help out with something small. Look, if you make a lot of money, throw your old friend a bone. 1930s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • throw a bone to — give someone only a token concession was the true purpose of the minimum wage hike to throw a bone to the unions? …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw a bone — throw (someone) a bone informal : to offer (someone) something that is not very important or valuable especially to stop complaints or protests The boss would not let his workers out early for the holiday but threw them a bone by buying lunch. •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw a bone —    If you throw someone a bone, you say something kind or reward them in some way to make them feel good.     The old man can t help very much but Bill throws him a bone now and then to keep him happy …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • throw a bone — idi to give a small concession as a sop …   From formal English to slang

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  • throw someone a bone — If you throw someone a bone, you give them a small reward or some kind words to make them feel good even if they ve not really contributed much …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • throw someone a bone — throw (someone) a bone informal : to offer (someone) something that is not very important or valuable especially to stop complaints or protests The boss would not let his workers out early for the holiday but threw them a bone by buying lunch. •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bone Crusher — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bone Crusher Bone Crusher en un concierto en 2008. Información personal …   Wikipedia Español

  • throw somebody a bone — throw sb a ˈbone idiom to give sb a small part of what they want as a way of showing that you want to help them, without offering them the main thing they want • She feels this new energy bill is just throwing a bone to the environmentalists.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bone (comics) — Infobox comic book title title = Bone caption = Cover of Bone: Out From Boneville schedule = format = Maxiseries limited =Y publisher = self published date = 1991 ndash; 2004 issues = 55 main char team = past current color = background:#ff9275… …   Wikipedia

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