have a bone to pick with somebody
have a bone to pick (with one)
To have an issue to discuss, argue about, or bring up (with one), typically something 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.
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have a ˈbone to pick with somebody(informal) have something that you want to complain to somebody about: Here, I’ve got a bone to pick with you: why did you tell David I wasn’t at home when he phoned?
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