pick a fight


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pick a fight (with someone)

 and pick a quarrel (with someone)
to start a fight or argument with someone on purpose. Are you trying to pick a fight with me? Max intended to pick a quarrel with Lefty.
See also: fight, pick

pick a fight (with somebody)

also pick fights (with somebody)
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.
See also: fight, pick