pick apart


pick apart
pick (someone/something) apart to find mistakes, weaknesses, or faults in someone or something.

When new software is developed, the company sends out a test version and asks users to pick it apart.

Lots of players are picked apart by their coaches, by the fans, and by the media.


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  • pick\ apart — • pick apart • pick to pieces v. phr. To criticize harshly; find things wrong with; find fault with. After the dance, the girls picked Susan apart. They picked the play to pieces. See: pick holes in …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pick apart — verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws The paper criticized the new movie Don t knock the food it s free • Syn: ↑knock, ↑criticize, ↑criticise • Ant: ↑praise ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick apart — phr verb Pick apart is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑vulture …   Collocations dictionary

  • pick apart — or[pick to pieces] {v. phr.} To criticize harshly; find things wrong with; find fault with. * /After the dance, the girls picked Susan apart./ * /They picked the play to pieces./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick apart — or[pick to pieces] {v. phr.} To criticize harshly; find things wrong with; find fault with. * /After the dance, the girls picked Susan apart./ * /They picked the play to pieces./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick apart — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dissect, break up, break down, pick to pieces; see break 2 , cut 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • pick apart — rip into pieces, tear apart; give harsh criticism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pick apart — verb a) to criticise (especially small details) b) to defeat crushingly …   Wiktionary

  • pick — pick1 [pik] vt. [ME pykken, var. of picchen, to PITCH2] Weaving to throw (a shuttle) n. 1. one passage or throw of the shuttle of a loom 2. one of the weft threads, or filling yarns pick2 [pik] n. [ …   English World dictionary

  • pick\ to\ pieces — • pick apart • pick to pieces v. phr. To criticize harshly; find things wrong with; find fault with. After the dance, the girls picked Susan apart. They picked the play to pieces. See: pick holes in …   Словарь американских идиом


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