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Bone Up : Phrases



Meaning:

To read about a subject, usually for exam purposes.


Example:

Not having attended any classes, Shawn thought that all he had to do was to
bone up on his text book to ace the final exam.


Origin:

The phrase is used mainly by students and goes back to one of the prime sources of pre examination last minute study - texts of literal versions of classic books produced by the firm of Bohn. Students had simply to
Bohn up.

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