picked over


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picked over

Having the best things or parts already taken or removed; only having less desirable parts or things left over. During the big Black Friday sales, you'd better get to the stores first thing in the morning, because they're all picked over come lunch time. I was looking forward to my dinner after having to work so late, but the plates of leftovers were picked over by the time I got back.
See also: over, picked

picked over

rejected; worn, dirty, or undesirable. This merchandise looks worn and picked over. I don't want any of it. Everything in the store is picked over by the end of the month.
See also: over, picked