pick a fight

pick a fight
pick a fight provoke an argument or fight.
Main Entry: pick

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  • 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 — (or quarrel) talk or behave in such a way as to provoke an argument or fight …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick a fight —    Someone who picks a fight deliberately looks for an opportunity to start a quarrel or begin an argument.     Our new neighbour seizes every occasion to pick a fight …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pick a fight — start a fight, begin an argument    If Jamie tries to pick a fight with you, just walk away …   English idioms

  • 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 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

  • pick a fight (with somebody) — pick a ˈfight/ˈquarrel (with sb) idiom to deliberately start a fight or an argument with sb • He had drunk too much and was ready to pick a fight with anyone who crossed his path. Main entry: ↑pickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — provoke an argument or fight. → pick …   English new terms dictionary

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