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An intensifier used to express one's anger or frustration. Oh, he's just a cotton-picking fool—don't listen to a word he says!

pickin' and grinnin'

Energetically and enthusiastically playing music on a guitar or banjo. You can always find someone pickin' and grinnin' at these Nashville clubs.
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and cotton-pickin’
mod. worthless; damned. (Folksy.) Who is this cotton-picking bigwig pushing us around?


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