Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.10)

Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.


To pick holes

[A]. To find some reason to quarrel
[B]. To destroy something
[C]. To criticise someone
[D]. To cut some part of an item
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option C


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Sukanya said: (Feb 2, 2011)  
to find some reason to quarrel can also be the right answer .

Kanika said: (Jun 4, 2011)  
To point out the flaws in some thing or to criticize someone
for example : I always used to pick holes in the School Bus seats

Suresh Anto said: (Jul 13, 2011)  
Pick hole in: "find fault with".

Aparna said: (Apr 10, 2012)  
option a may also be right

Vicky said: (May 23, 2013)  
If you are picking holes in an argument or theory you are disapproving of it or finding fault with it. Poke holes & shoot holes can also be used instead of pick.

Mamta said: (Aug 7, 2014)  
To pich holes means " find out fault in anyone" so right answer is to criticise.

Kodi said: (Jul 8, 2015)  
Ya "pick hole" in the sense "pick faults of someone" as we find holes in road. So criticism is right answer. And quarreling cannot be appropriate.

Vignesh said: (Aug 4, 2016)  
Pick holes means to find a way in a fault.

Durgesh said: (Oct 18, 2016)  
It means to find out the flaws.

Priya Rao said: (May 2, 2017)  
''to pick holes'' dosen't satisfy option A as it states ''it is to start a quarrel ''.

To pick holes means to criticise someone.

Ex. He ''picks up holes'' in whatever I say.

Ashish said: (Mar 11, 2018)  
To find reason to quarrel should also be the answer.

Tanmoy Nath said: (May 6, 2018)  
It should be A.

Charity Hazel said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
You can as well find a reason to quarrel but the reason might not be deep however when you really find those specific critics that no one can disapprove that's what we call picking holes. So A is also the correct answer

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