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Definition of backbone

backbone

noun

  • metaphor: having a "backbone" endows one with courage, will.
    Why do you let your manager take advantage of you? Grow a backbone.
    • See more words with the same meaning: brave.

    Last edited on Jun 17 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jun 17 2010.

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