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    Question Pick holes in

    Hi. Do you know the idiom "pick holes in (something)"? I had found it in my Polish-English dictionary, but hadn't been able to found it in any English-English dictionary; nevertheless, I used it in one of my posts.

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    Default Re: Pick holes in

    Find fault with (especially when being unnecessarily critical)

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    Default Re: Pick holes in

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Find fault with (especially when being unnecessarily critical)
    Exactly! So, why I wasn't able to find it in any on-line dictionary (in UsingEnglish either)?

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    Default Re: Pick holes in

    Try looking under "poke holes in."

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    Default Re: Pick holes in

    Do you 'poke holes' Stateside?

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    Default Re: Pick holes in

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch
    Try looking under "poke holes in."
    Again, I could not find it in on-line dictionaries .

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    Default Re: Pick holes in

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Do you 'poke holes' Stateside?
    Yes! Most vigorously.


    Seriously, that's the phraseology on this side of the pond.

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