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    Betty is praised not for her bones

    I would like to know the meaning of the phrase 'Betty is praised not for her bones'. Thank you

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    Re: Betty is praised not for her bones

    Welcome to the forums, aparna.

    I have never heard that. Presumably she is praised for something else.

    Where did you encounter it?

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    Re: Betty is praised not for her bones

    It's not a standard phrase that I have come across either.

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    Re: Betty is praised not for her bones

    I was praised by the one who hates me,for changing someone for the better. I turned it down politely,saying I was not the one responsible for the change ( though I am) .Then, a 75 year old lady ( a relative) asked " Aparna,do you know Betty is praised not for her bones".

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    Re: Betty is praised not for her bones

    Is the old lady (a relative of yours?) a native speaker of English? It's not an expression I've met either - though it does sound like a word-for-word translation of some foreign idiom.

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