pick (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

idiom

: to study and criticize all of the parts of (someone or something)
The media picked his personal life to pieces.
Her ideas were picked to shreds by her coworkers.

Dictionary Entries Near pick (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

pick someone's pocket

pick (someone or something) to pieces/shreds

pick (something) clean

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“Pick (someone or something) to pieces/shreds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20to%20pieces%2Fshreds. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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