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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?
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bone to pick

Grounds for a complaint or dispute.
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We, the ordinary people, have no bone to pick with others.
Abeer went shopping this week at Dubai Mall with her friend and fellow artist Ferial when a woman approached them at the check out with a bone to pick about their appearance.
Fedonos had another bone to pick with the hoteliers, telling Sigma TV that some hotel owners are falsifying their guest numbers so as to appear to have accommodated fewer people, to get out of paying a higher guest tax to the municipality.
A New York City administrative law judge has a bone to pick with the Big Apple.
Prima facie it looks like the work of someone who may have had a bone to pick with the management of the building or some particular person.
The very vocal blonde lady clearly had a bone to pick with the other persons present.
DESPITE the January chills the atmosphere inside St David's Hall was warm and convivial, as young and old awaited the arrival of an eccentric sextet of musicians who have a large bone to pick with David Cameron and co.
If you liked that, how about: "A bone to pick with coffee lovers" as a headline for a press re- lease?
If it doesn't show up, parliament will have a bone to pick with them," he said.
I have a bone to pick with the camera van: as a disabled family we use taxis quite a lot to go into town.
Her biggest bone to pick will be that he didn't wait for her, for I know that she misses him greatly - though even now she would not wish life away.
However, some are viewing producer Joel Surnow, creator of 24 (for the conservative Fox TV network), as a staunch right winger with a bone to pick.
CDATA[ The writer has a bone to pick with the New York Times reporting on the Arab-Israel conflict.
But I do have a bone to pick with Lord Mandelson, over his frequent claims that he will seek "assurances" from Kraft about the future of Cadbury.
ANGELA: I've got a bone to pick with you Mr Wright?