bone to pick
phrasal a matter to argue or complain about

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bone\ to\ pick — • bone to pick • crow to pick n. phr. informal A reason for dispute; something to complain of or argue about. Often used jokingly. I have a bone to pick with you, he said. There was always a crow to pick about which one would shave first in the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bone to pick — If you have a bone to pick with someone, you are annoyed about something they have done and want to tell them how you feel …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bone to pick — phrasal : a point of contention : a cause for complaint : a matter to argue or complain about a bone to pick with the sales manager over defective merchandise * * * bone to pick informal : something to argue or complain about with someone usually …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bone to Pick — Infobox Album Name = Bone to Pick Type = studio Artist = The Gone Jackals Released = 1995 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 43:58 Label = Blue/Black Records Producer = Keith Karloff Reviews = Last album = Out and About with the Gone Jackals (1990) …   Wikipedia

  • bone to pick — or[crow to pick] {n. phr.}, {informal} A reason for dispute; something to complain of or argue about. Often used jokingly. * / I have a bone to pick with you, he said./ * /There was always a crow to pick about which one would shave first in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bone to pick — or[crow to pick] {n. phr.}, {informal} A reason for dispute; something to complain of or argue about. Often used jokingly. * / I have a bone to pick with you, he said./ * /There was always a crow to pick about which one would shave first in the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bone to pick —    If you have a bone to pick with someone, you are annoyed about something they have done and want to tell them how you feel.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Bone to pick —   If you have a bone to pick with someone, you are annoyed about something they have done and want to tell them how you feel …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • bone to pick — See a bone to pick with you …   English idioms

  • bone to pick —  Matter to discuss (usu. implying fault to be explained) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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