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Idioms

pick somebody's brains

This page is about the idiom pick somebody's brains

Meaning

If you pick somebody's brains, you ask them for detailed information or ideas about something.

For example

  • The new guy Gavin was working for our main competitor before coming here, so the boss has been picking his brains to find out what they're doing over there.

  • Would you mind having a look at our website? I'd love to pick your brains and get some new ideas for it.

Quick Quiz

The marketing manager picked my brains today and

a. I felt a lot better when he'd finished

b. I think I gave him some good ideas

c. I understand marketing better now

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Contributor: Matt Errey