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 Pick Straws (To).Pickanin’ny. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pick a Hole in his Coat (To).
To find fault with one; to fix on some small offence as censurable.   1
“And shall such mob as thou, not worth a groat,
Dare pick a hole in such a great man’s coat?”
Peter Pindar: Epistle to John Nichols.

 Pick Straws (To).Pickanin’ny. 


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