pick\ to\ pieces


pick\ to\ pieces
• pick apart
• pick to pieces
v. phr.
To criticize harshly; find things wrong with; find fault with.

After the dance, the girls picked Susan apart.

They picked the play to pieces.

See: pick holes in

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • pick to pieces — 1. To pull apart 2. To criticize adversely in detail • • • Main Entry: ↑pick * * * pick (someone or something) to pieces see ↑pick, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑piece …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick to pieces — pick/pull (someone/something) to pieces to criticize someone or something very severely, often in a way that is not fair. It s discouraging because every time I show him a bit of work I ve done he picks it to pieces …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick to pieces — Synonyms and related words: atomize, break to pieces, carp, catch at straws, cavil, cleave, cut up, defoliate, demolish, denude, disassemble, disintegrate, dismantle, dismember, draw and quarter, fault find, find fault, flay, fragment, lacerate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pick to pieces — See: PICK APART, PICK HOLES IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick to pieces — See: PICK APART, PICK HOLES IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick to pieces — criticize severely …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pick to pieces/shreds — pick (someone or something) to pieces/shreds : to study and criticize all of the parts of (someone or something) The media picked his personal life to pieces. Her ideas were picked to shreds by her coworkers. • • • Main Entry: ↑pick …   Useful english dictionary

  • To pick to pieces — Pick Pick (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Picking}.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. {Peck}, v., {Pike}, {Pitch} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pick — pick1 [pik] vt. [ME pykken, var. of picchen, to PITCH2] Weaving to throw (a shuttle) n. 1. one passage or throw of the shuttle of a loom 2. one of the weft threads, or filling yarns pick2 [pik] n. [ …   English World dictionary

  • Pick — (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Picking}.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. {Peck}, v., {Pike}, {Pitch} to throw.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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