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pick someone's brain

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pick someone's brain

verb phrase

  1. To question someone closely for one's own profit; exploit someone's creativity by imitation; be an intellectual parasite
  2. To inquire of someone; ask someone for information, advice, etc (1885+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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pick someone's brain

Obtain ideas or information from another person, as in I'm out of ideas for decorating—let me pick your brain. This term alludes to picking clean a carcass. [ Mid-1800s ]
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