brain-picking
noun Date: 1954 the act of gathering information from another's mind • brain-picker noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brain-picking — brain picker, n. /brayn pik ing/, n. Informal. the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person. [1950 55; from the v. phrase pick someone s brains; see ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brain-picking — brain picker, n. /brayn pik ing/, n. Informal. the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person. [1950 55; from the v. phrase pick someone s brains; see ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • brain-picker — noun see brain picking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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