pick a fight with someone

pick a fight with someone
pick a fight (with (someone)) to intentionally start a fight or argument with someone.

When she was first in Congress, she foolishly picked a fight with a very powerful politician.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

См. также в других словарях:

  • pick a fight with someone — pick a fight/quarrel/with someone phrase to start a fight or argument with someone He seemed determined to pick a fight with everyone at work that day. Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick a quarrel with someone — pick a fight/quarrel/with someone phrase to start a fight or argument with someone He seemed determined to pick a fight with everyone at work that day. Thesaurus: to arguehyponym arguments and arguingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick a fight with — pick a fight (with (someone)) to intentionally start a fight or argument with someone. When she was first in Congress, she foolishly picked a fight with a very powerful politician …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick a fight — (with (someone)) to intentionally start a fight or argument with someone. When she was first in Congress, she foolishly picked a fight with a very powerful politician …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick a fight/quarrel — to deliberately start a fight with someone Never pick a fight you can t win. She sometimes picked fights with other girls at school. • • • Main Entry: ↑pick …   Useful english dictionary

  • fight — fight1 [ faıt ] (past tense and past participle fought [ fɔt ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 use weapons ▸ 2 hit/kick/bite each other ▸ 3 disagree/argue ▸ 4 try hard to prevent something ▸ 5 try hard to achieve something ▸ 6 try not to show/do something ▸ 7… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pick — pick1 W1S1 [pık] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(choose something)¦ 2¦(flowers/fruit etc)¦ 3¦(remove something)¦ 4 pick your way through/across/among etc something 5 pick your nose 6 pick your teeth 7 pick somebody s brains 8 pick a quarrel/fight (with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pick — 1 /pIk/ verb (T) 1 CHOOSE STH to choose someone or something good or suitable from a group or range of people or things: Students have to pick three courses from a list of 15. | Let me pick a few examples at random. | pick your words (=be careful …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pick — I UK [pɪk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms pick : present tense I/you/we/they pick he/she/it picks present participle picking past tense picked past participle picked *** 1) a) to choose someone or something from a group Out of all the girls he …   English dictionary

  • fight */*/*/ — I UK [faɪt] / US verb Word forms fight : present tense I/you/we/they fight he/she/it fights present participle fighting past tense fought UK [fɔːt] / US [fɔt] past participle fought 1) [intransitive/transitive] if people fight, they use guns or… …   English dictionary


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