Meaning of not have a — bone in one's body in English:

not have a — bone in one's body


  • Have not the slightest trace of the specified quality.

    ‘she hasn't got a sympathetic bone in her body’
    • ‘It doesn't matter if you haven't got an artistic bone in your body, we can show you very simple ways to achieve a masterpiece!’
    • ‘Darren is not a racist - he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.’
    • ‘Charlotte claims Katie was never interested in either her or her siblings and the mother-of-two ‘doesn't have a maternal bone in her body’.’
    • ‘I know that he doesn't have a judgemental bone in his body.’
    • ‘I just do want to stress that we didn't have a political bone in our body.’