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pick someone's brainTo seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.Rate it:

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pick somebody's brainTo seek information from someone knowledgeable; to ask questions of someone.Rate it:

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pick up what someone is putting downTo understand, pay attention to, or learn from what someone says or does.Rate it:

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why don't you pick on someone your own sizeSaid to make someone cease harassing or bullying someone else.Rate it:

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beat one's brainTo struggle to think or remember somethingRate it:

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brain teaserpuzzleRate it:

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bird of one's own brainOne's own idea or conception.Rate it:

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brain bucketA protective helmet, as worn, for example, by a motorcyclist, bicyclist, or soldier in combat.Rate it:

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brain bucketThe skull.Rate it:

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brain candyA narrative, commentary, etc. which amuses and holds one's attention, but which lacks intellectual depth or importance.Rate it:

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brain crampA temporary mental lapse, such as an inability to remember something, to focus one's attention, to understand something, or to perform some other mental task of which one would ordinarily be capable.Rate it:

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brain fartA lapse in the thought process; an inability to think or remember something clearly.Rate it:

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brain fartSomething ill-considered and said or done impulsively.Rate it:

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brain surgeonSomeone very intelligent.Rate it:

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brain surgeonSomeone who does brain surgery.Rate it:

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brain surgerySomething that is overly complex, detailed or confusing.Rate it:

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brain surgerySurgery on any part of the nervous system, especially the brain; neurosurgery.Rate it:

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brain-deadHaving an irreversible loss of brain function and cessation of brain activity.Rate it:

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brain-deadHaving no useful thoughts; stupid; ditzy.Rate it:

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lame brainA slow person; someone who is slow to understand a task.Rate it:

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on the brainObsessively in mind.Rate it:

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rack one's brainTo struggle to think of or remember something.Rate it:

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give someone an inch and someone will take a mileIf concessions are made for someone, that will embolden them to take further advantage of the person who helped them, instead of being content with what they have been given.Rate it:

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captain's pickA decision made by a leader without consulting others.Rate it:

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pick outto remove by pickingRate it:

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pick upTo notice, detect or discern, often used with "on".Rate it:

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pick upTo clean up; to return to an organized state.Rate it:

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cherry pickTo position oneself near the opponent's goal to attempt to receive an errant or intentional pass for an easy score, as in basketball or versions of soccer where offsides are not enforced.Rate it:

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pick atTo touch, grab, handle, or pull tentatively or gingerly, using a utensil or one's fingers.Rate it:

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pick holesTo find weaknesses, errors or imperfections (in)Rate it:

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pick upTo collect a passenger.Rate it:

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pick upTo restart or resume.Rate it:

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pick upTo learn, to grasp; to begin to understand.Rate it:

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pick upTo receive.Rate it:

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pick up where you left offto start up again in the very place that one has stopped.Rate it:

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the pick of the litterThe absolute best one has to offer.Rate it:

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pick your battlesonly involve yourself in disputes where you are likely to win.Rate it:

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pick upTo meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation, sometimes used with "on".Rate it:

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pick upTo answer a telephone. See pick up the phone.Rate it:

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pick upTo point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions),in a critical manner.Rate it:

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pick upTo pay for.Rate it:

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a pick-upA female whom frequents venues where males spend their spare time in billiards, drinking, lounging and where she seeks temporary companionship for ulterior motives.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, Y, and Z—pick any twoIntroduces three desirable qualities or resources that a person, company or project can not have simultaneously; they will lack one of the three options.Rate it:

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cherry pickTo select only the best from a range of options.Rate it:

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cherry-pickTo pick out the best, or most desirable items from a list or group, especially to obtain some advantage or to present something in the best possible light.Rate it:

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have a bone to pickTo have a complaint or grievance with somebody.Rate it:

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Have a Bone to Pick with YouTo have a complaint and argument about somethingRate it:

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nose-pickTo pick one's nose.Rate it:

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nose-pickTo pick boogers from the nose.Rate it:

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pick apartUsed other than as an idiom: see pick, apart.Rate it:

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