bone up

“When you ask someone to bone up on something, what you are telling him to do is to review something thoroughly in a very short period of time. Example, Sujatha told me that she may be going to Paris next month. I told her to bone up on her French.” “That’s a good idea. My aunt is planning to visit her grandchildren in England this summer. I have told her to bone up on her English.”

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, December 29, 2003

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