pick holes in


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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 in something

 
1. . and pick something to pieces to criticize something severely; to point out the flaws or fallacies in an argument. The lawyer picked holes in the witness's story. They will pick holes in your argument. Stop picking holes in everything I say!
2. to poke or pinch little holes in something. Look! You've picked holes in the bread! How can I make sandwiches? Who picked holes in the blanket?
See also: hole, pick

pick holes in

see under pick apart.
See also: hole, pick

pick holes in

To seek and discover flaws or a flaw in: picked holes in the argument.
See also: hole, pick