pick one's way


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pick (one's) way

To carefully move through or over something. We picked our way through the woods to avoid tripping over any roots.
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pick one's way

Find and move through a passage carefully, as in She picked her way through the crowd outside the theater, or, more figuratively, He picked his way through the mass of 19th-century journals, looking for references to his subject . [Early 1700s]
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