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    #1

    Boning up on

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Peter has spent three nights in a row boning up on philosophy for his exam.
    Last edited by Bassim; 25-Nov-2016 at 00:57.

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    Re: Boning up on

    It would be fine with the 'up' you mentioned in your thread title.

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    Re: Boning up on

    If you omit the preposition, it's a vulgar term.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Boning up on

    Students should perhaps note that the expression is unlikely in North America, where it would be vaguely understood, or misunderstood, and possibly even taken as a reference to an erection, or sex.

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