The terrain is mucky, and the pickings are slim; patience and boredom are a part of the hunt.
“The pickings were kind of slim for Reagan,” recalls Pitney.
If the grand pooh-bahs of the GOP think they can find someone to push her aside, their pickings seem drearily slim.
After that, the pickings are slim and involve officials far less famous than the ubiquitous Palin.
I said we'd boil the same the first chance we got, so as to get the pickings.
We think that you should retire for we want some pickings for ourselves.
We Democrats are determined to get on top again and have our chance at the pickings.
But the pickings, even here, were scanty, and loans hard to obtain.
And Sir John Falstaff, like a sagacious treasurer, had usually the first pickings of the revenues thus acquired.
Jim Dilks and his wreckers must be over here looking for pickings.