Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to give me a leg up with the interpretation of the expression in the following sentence?

There might be some small pickings left, from those who would be willing to continue, and later it would be necessary to decide if they were worth while.

pickings = selected species; something or a group of things that are or may be picked, or the rest; leftovers. Often used in the plural

Thanks for your efforts.

Regards,

V.