- brain-pick|ing «BRAYN PIHCK ihng», noun.U.S. Informal. the extraction of useful information by repeated questioning: »
There's a large number of people to whom the Vice-President turns for sporadic brain-picking (Wall Street Journal).
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brain-picking — brain picker, n. /brayn pik ing/, n. Informal. the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person. [1950 55; from the v. phrase pick someone s brains; see ING1] … Useful english dictionary
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