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brain-pick|ing

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  • brain-pick|ing — «BRAYN PIHCK ihng», noun. U.S. Informal. the extraction of useful information by repeated questioning: »There s a large number of people to whom the Vice President turns for sporadic brain picking (Wall Street Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain|wash|ing — «BRAYN WOSH ihng, WSH », noun. a process of systematically, forcibly, and intensively indoctrinating a person to destroy or weaken his beliefs and ideas, so that he becomes willing to accept different or opposite beliefs and ideas …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain-picking — brain′ pick ing n. Informal. cvb inf the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person • Etymology: 1950–55 brain′ pick er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • pick someone's brain/brains — informal : to talk to someone in order to get helpful information or advice Do you have a moment? I need to pick your brain about a little situation that has come up. • • • Main Entry: ↑brain pick someone s brain/brains see ↑brain, 1 • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick someone's brains — see under ↑pick1 • • • Main Entry: ↑brain pick someone s brains To make use of another s brains or ideas for one s own ends • • • Main Entry: ↑pick * * * pick someone’s brains informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain — brain1 [ breın ] noun *** 1. ) count the organ inside your head that allows you to think and feel, and controls your body: The human brain is divided into two halves. a ) only before noun belonging to or connected with the brain: a brain… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pick Your Brain — was a Saturday Morning syndicated kid s game show created, executive produced and hosted by Marc Summers. It featured a robot named 2 XL, the talking robot with a mind of its own (voiced by Greg Berg). The show was based on the success of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Brain death — is a legal definition of death that emerged in the 1960s as a response to the ability to resuscitate individuals and mechanically keep the heart and lungs working. In simple terms, brain death is the irreversible end of all brain activity… …   Wikipedia

  • brain-picking — brain picker, n. /brayn pik ing/, n. Informal. the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person. [1950 55; from the v. phrase pick someone s brains; see ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brain-picking — brain picker, n. /brayn pik ing/, n. Informal. the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person. [1950 55; from the v. phrase pick someone s brains; see ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brain Age Express — Japanese cover images for the Arts (left) and Math (right) editions. Developer(s) Nintendo SDD …   Wikipedia

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