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    Question To the bone

    Hello,
    We say striped to the bone or frozen/chilled to the bone.
    What other words can we use with that idiom ?

    Can we say : He is sceptical to the bone ?

    If not then what idiomatic expression we use to say sb is an extreme sceptic ?
    Last edited by Jaskin; 26-Jun-2008 at 15:03.

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    Default Re: To the bone

    "to the core"

    'as (something) as they come" - 'as sceptical as they come'. Some people are a littlel sceptical, some very sceptical. 'as they come' implies, you can't find any sceptics more sceptical than this sceptical man!
    Last edited by David L.; 26-Jun-2008 at 15:29.

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    Default Re: To the bone

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    "to the core"

    'as (something) as they come" - 'as sceptical as they come'. Some people are a littlel sceptical, some very sceptical. 'as they come' implies, you can't find any sceptics more sceptical than this sceptical man!
    David L. I absolutely love this explanation!

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    Default Re: To the bone

    Hello,
    Thank You for the reply, let me use it on examples

    His review is as critical as it cames.
    or
    His review is as critical as reviews came.

    The band, I told you about, is as good as they come.
    or
    The band, I told you about, is as good as bands come.

    Sceptical to the core he had grilled me for three hours.

    Cuod you check those examples ?
    Last edited by Jaskin; 04-Jul-2008 at 14:41.

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