a crow to pluck

a crow to pluck

obsolete An issue one desires to discuss, address, or settle (with someone), typically some source of annoyance for the speaker. Excuse me, sir, but I have a crow to pluck with you! Who gave you permission to barge into the study unannounced? Uh oh, Mary looks like she's got a crow to pluck. I wonder who she's mad at this time. I've got a crow to pick with the housekeeper about how dusty this room still is.
See also: crow, pluck, to
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