pick and choose
phrasal to select with care and deliberation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pick and choose — {v.} To select with much care; choose in a fussy way; take a long time before choosing. * /He was never one to pick and choose./ * /Some people pick and choose to get something perfect, and some just because they can t make up their minds./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick and choose — {v.} To select with much care; choose in a fussy way; take a long time before choosing. * /He was never one to pick and choose./ * /Some people pick and choose to get something perfect, and some just because they can t make up their minds./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick and choose — ► pick and choose select only the best from among a number of alternatives. Main Entry: ↑pick …   English terms dictionary

  • pick and choose — phrasal : to select with care and deliberation or with notable fastidiousness picking and choosing, dillying and dallying; not a man to have straightforward love for a woman Virginia Woolf * * * pick and choose To select with care or at leisure • …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick\ and\ choose — v To select with much care; choose in a fussy way; take a long time before choosing. He was never one to pick and choose. Some people pick and choose to get something perfect, and some just because they can t make up their minds …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pick and choose — to take only what you want from a group. You cannot pick and choose which rules to accept and which to ignore …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick and choose — select only the best from among a number of alternatives. → pick …   English new terms dictionary

  • pick and choose — be selective, be choosy, be finicky …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pick and choose (something) — phrase to have the chance to choose the things that you prefer, rather than simply accepting what someone gives you We cannot pick and choose which laws to obey. Thesaurus: to choose someone or somethingsynonym to choose a personhyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick and mix — pick and mix1 adjective consisting of things that you choose from a variety that are available: Education is not a pick n mix concept. pick n mix sweets pick and mix ,pick and mix 2 verb intransitive or transitive to choose the things that you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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