pick (something) clean

idiom

: to remove all the material that covers something
The birds picked the bones clean.

Examples of pick (something) clean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Super Bowl Sunday alone, sticky-fingered Americans might pick clean 1.4 billion of the chicken’s dinkiest, boniest cut. Matthew Korfhage, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2021

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“Pick (something) clean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20%28something%29%20clean. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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