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  • 121 pick — See: BONE TO PICK or CROW TO PICK …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 122 pick-me-up — {n. phr.} Something you take when you feel tired or weak. * /John stopped at a drugstore for a pick me up after working three hours overtime./ * /Mary always carried a bar of chocolate in her pocketbook for a pick me up./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 123 pick — See: BONE TO PICK or CROW TO PICK …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 124 pick-me-up — {n. phr.} Something you take when you feel tired or weak. * /John stopped at a drugstore for a pick me up after working three hours overtime./ * /Mary always carried a bar of chocolate in her pocketbook for a pick me up./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 125 pick up — UK US pick up Phrasal Verb with pick({{}}/pɪk/ verb [T] ► to improve: »When business picks up he ll probably offer permanent jobs to the most valued employees …

    Financial and business terms

  • 126 Pick — Recorded in several forms including Pick, Pix, Picke, and the patronymics Picks, Pickes, Pickess and Pickiss, this is an English surname. It may have derived from a number of various origins. First mentioned in the famous Domesday Book of 1086,… …

    Surnames reference

  • 127 pick at — phr verb Pick at is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑vulture Pick at is used with these nouns as the object: ↑food …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 128 pick up — phr verb Pick up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑aerial, ↑bus, ↑business, ↑cab, ↑ear, ↑economy, ↑market, ↑media, ↑microphone, ↑rating, ↑trade, ↑wind …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 129 pick — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. best, cream, flower, elite, choice; selection; pickax. See sharpness. v. t. select, choose; pluck, garner, gather; cull. See goodness, approbation. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An implement for picking] Syn …

    English dictionary for students

  • 130 pick up — v. 1) (d; intr.) to pick up after ( to clean up for ) (I was always picking up after them) 2) (slang) (d; intr.) to pick up on ( to continue ); ( to become aware of ) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 131 pick-up — n You can always find pick ups at a Hot 101 concert. You can always find pick ups at a Hot 101 concert. 1920s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang

  • 132 pick — See: bone to pick or crow to pick …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 133 pick-me-up — n. phr. Something you take when you feel tired or weak. John stopped at a drugstore for a pick me up after working three hours overtime. Mary always carried a bar of chocolate in her pocketbook for a pick me up …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 134 pick up — I. learn, understand, catch on    We pick up the street idioms faster than the grammar, eh. II. improve, increase    If business doesn t pick up soon, we ll need another loan …

    English idioms

  • 135 pick-up — noun 1 (C) especially AmE a small open motor vehicle with low sides, used for carrying goods: We used the pick up to carry the lumber to the building site. 2 (C) informal a stranger that you meet in a bar, at a party etc and spend a short time… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 136 pick up — 1) business has really picked up Syn: improve, recover, be on the road to recovery, rally, make a comeback, bounce back, perk up, look up, take a turn for the better, turn the/a corner, be on the mend, make headway, make progress 2) they teach… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 137 pick-me-up — noun 1) a drink that s a good pick me up Syn: tonic, restorative, energizer, stimulant, refresher, reviver; informal bracer; Medicine analeptic 2) his winning goal was a perfect pick me up Syn: boost, boost to the spirits, fillip, sti …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 138 pick up — /ˌpɪk ʌp/ verb 1. to get better or to improve ● Business or Trade is picking up. 2. to fetch something or someone in a vehicle ● The company sent a driver to pick him up at the airport. ● We sent a courier to pick up the packet and deliver it to… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 139 pick-me-up — n. any food or drink that boosts energy, such as a drink of liquor, candy, soda pop. □ I’m pooped. I really need a pick me up. □ I can’t finish the day without a little pick me up at lunch …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 140 pick — see hawks will not pick out hawks’ eyes see a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you’ll have all the day …

    Proverbs new dictionary