a bone to pick(redirected from a bone to pick with)
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a bone to pick
An issue to discuss—typically one that is a source of annoyance for the speaker. Hey, I have a bone to pick with you! Why didn't you put gas in my car after you borrowed it? Uh oh, the boss looks like she's got a bone to pick. I wonder who screwed up this time. Jerry, we’ve got a bone to pick with you about how you leave your dirty dishes in the sink for days at a time.
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bone to pick
Grounds for a complaint or dispute.
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