pick apartphrasal verb
picked apart; picking apart; picks apart
Definition of pick apart
: to say all of the things that are bad or wrong about (someone or something) : to criticize (a person or thing) in a very detailed and usually unkind way You can expect political analysts to pick apart the governor's speech. The film's critics picked his performance apart.
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