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bone to pick

Definition of bone to pick

informal

  1. :  something to argue or complain about with someone —usually + with <I have a bone to pick with you!>



Word by Word Definitions

boneplay
  1. :  one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate

    :  any of various hard animal substances or structures (as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone

    :  the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed

  1. :  to remove the bones from

    :  to provide (a garment) with stays

    :  to rub (as a boot or baseball bat) with something hard (as a piece of bone) in order to smooth the surface

  1. :  extremely, very

    :  totally

pickplay
  1. :  to pierce, penetrate, or break up with a pointed instrument

    :  to remove bit by bit

    :  to remove covering or adhering matter from

  1. :  a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument

    :  the act or privilege of choosing or selecting :  choice

    :  the best or choicest one

  1. :  a heavy wooden-handled iron or steel tool pointed at one or both ends — compare mattock

    :  toothpick

    :  picklock

  1. :  to throw or thrust with effort :  hurl

    :  to throw (a shuttle) across the loom

  1. :  the act of pitching or throwing

    :  something thrown

    :  a throw of the shuttle


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