One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have reason to disagree or be annoyed with someone.
- ‘I don't have any complaints on the movie, but I do have a bone to pick with the film studio.’
- ‘I had a bone to pick with him during his comments, because he seemed to imply that a golf course was something great for the environment.’
- ‘‘You know, I actually have a bone to pick with you about that,’ she said between bites.’
- ‘It's not like she's had a bone to pick with her lately.’
- ‘‘I have a bone to pick with you,’ I suddenly remembered, hitting him in the chest lightly, and totally ignoring his request.’
- ‘The other passenger in the car, Lenny, has a bone to pick with Vince, because the latter got his daughter pregnant years before.’
- ‘Perhaps I have always had a bone to pick with her because I believe that she stole my thunder.’
- ‘Just make the horse move so much or else somebody is gonna have a bone to pick with you,’ I said.’
- ‘Someone could have a bone to pick with you soon, and they'll lay it on thick as sauce.’
- ‘And he said he's all ready for the interview, and I said to him, I have a bone to pick with you first.’
- ‘I remembered something, ‘Drew, I have a bone to pick with you.’’
- ‘He could be gruff and if he had a bone to pick with you, he picked it.’
- ‘Father came into the kitchen, looking like he had a bone to pick with me, then skidded to a halt.’
- ‘I don't have a bone to pick with them and vice versa.’
- ‘What I'm getting at is that you seem have a bone to pick with me of late, and we should thrash it out before it becomes a problem.’
- ‘Don Pedro tells Benedick that Beatrice has a bone to pick with him.’
- ‘She didn't even have anything against those other guys, but she did have a bone to pick with Heero Yuy.’
- ‘Looking at his father, Daniel recalled that he had a bone to pick with him.’
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