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    #1

    He isn't picky.

    What could the following sentence mean, without a context (your first thought, then your second thought etc)?
    He isn't picky.
    1) He doesn't care what food he eats (what clothes he wears etc)
    2) He doesn't pick on other people.
    3) Your variant.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: He isn't picky.

    He takes things as they come.

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    #3

    Re: He isn't picky.

    not a teacher

    My first thought might be food, but without context I couldn't be sure. It could be any number of things where "not fussy", or "easy to please", is intended.
    I would not think of (2) at all.

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