pick apart

phrasal verb
picked apart; picking apart; picks apart

Definition of pick apart

chiefly US
: 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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pick apart

pick a quarrel

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“Pick apart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20apart. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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