pick holes

pick holes in (something)

To make an effort to find flaws or negative aspects in something through excessive analysis or criticism. Every time I show my brother one of my stories, he just picks it apart without saying anything that he liked about it. Critics picked apart his performance, but fans of the franchise seemed to love it.
See also: hole, pick

pick holes

criticize.
See also: hole, pick

pick ˈholes (in something)

(informal) criticize something or find fault with something, for example a plan, a reason, an argument, etc: It’s easy for you to pick holes in my explanation, but have you got a better one?
See also: hole, pick