pick and choose


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

pick and choose

To choose and combine various different things as one desires. Starting next month, customers of the airline will no longer be able to pick and choose the things they pay for on their flights, instead having to select one of three pre-determined price tiers.
See also: and, choose, pick

pick and choose

to choose very carefully from a number of possibilities; to be selective. You must take what you are given. You cannot pick and choose. Meg is so beautiful. She can pick and choose from a whole range of boyfriends.
See also: and, choose, pick

pick and choose

Select with great care, as in John and Kate loved to go to the pastry shop, especially if they had time to pick and choose . Despite its redundancy ( pick and choose are synonyms), this phrase has survived since the 1400s.
See also: and, choose, pick

pick and choose

select only the best or most desirable or appropriate from among a number of alternatives.
See also: and, choose, pick

ˌpick and ˈchoose

take time and care to choose something you really want: There are so few jobs in banking at the moment that you’re not really in a position to pick and choose.
See also: and, choose, pick

pick and choose

To select with great care.
See also: and, choose, pick