brain-picking

noun
brain-pick·​ing | \ ˈbrān-ˌpi-kiŋ \

Definition of brain-picking

: the act of gathering information from another's mind

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brain-picker \ ˈbrān-​ˌpi-​kər \ noun

First Known Use of brain-picking

1843, in the meaning defined above

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