see: bone to pick
[pik-uh n-rohl] /ˈpɪk ənˈroʊl/ noun, Basketball. 1. an offensive maneuver in which a player interposes himself or herself between a teammate with the ball and a defender, then cuts quickly toward the basket for a pass from the same teammate.
[pik-uh n-shuhv-uh l] /ˈpɪk ənˈʃʌv əl/ adjective 1. marked by drudgery; laborious: the pick-and-shovel work necessary to get a political campaign underway.
[pik-uh-nin-ee] /ˈpɪk əˌnɪn i/ noun, plural pickaninnies. Older Use: Now Offensive. 1. a term used to refer to a black child. /ˌpɪkəˈnɪnɪ/ noun (pl) -nies 1. a variant spelling (esp US) of piccaninny
- Pick a quarrel
Also, pick an argument or fight. Seek an opportunity to quarrel or argue with someone. For example, I don’t want to pick a quarrel with you, or Jason was always in trouble for picking fights. These terms use pick in the sense of “select.” [ Mid-1400s ]