pickings PLURAL NOUN 1) profits or gains, especially those made effortlessly or dishonestly. 2) scraps or leftovers.

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  • pickings — index spoils Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pickings — pick|ings [ˈpıkıŋz] n [plural] informal money or profits that you can get easily from a situation ▪ There were rich pickings (=a lot of money) to be had from the stock market. ▪ There are easy pickings for thieves at these big outdoor concerts.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pickings — [[t]pɪ̱kɪŋz[/t]] N PLURAL: usu supp N You can refer to the money that can be made easily in a particular place or area of activity as the pickings. Traditional hiding places are easy pickings for experienced burglars... Other rich pickings,… …   English dictionary

  • pickings — noun plural Date: 1642 something that is picked or picked up: as a. gleanable or eatable fragments ; scraps b. yield or return for effort expended < easy pickings > < slim pickings > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pickings — n. (colloq.) choice lean, slim pickings * * * slim pickings (colloq.) [ choice ] lean …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pickings — noun (plural) informal rich /easy pickings money or profits that you can get easily: There were rich pickings to be had if you played the stock market …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pickings — pick|ings [ pıkıŋz ] noun plural INFORMAL money or things that are available to be taken: easy/rich pickings (=good things that you get very easily) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pickings — UK [ˈpɪkɪŋz] / US noun [plural] informal money or things that are available to be taken rich/easy pickings (= good things that you get very easily) …   English dictionary

  • pickings — pick•ings [[t]ˈpɪk ɪŋz[/t]] n. pl. 1) cvb scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast[/ex] 2) cvb profits or gains; spoils • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • pickings — n.pl. 1 perquisites; pilferings (rich pickings). 2 remaining scraps; gleanings …   Useful english dictionary

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