bone to pick, have a
An unpleasant issue or grievance that needs discussion. For example, Concerning the room assignments, I have a bone to pick with you. This metaphoric term alludes to a dog worrying a bone. [Early 1500s]
February Used To Have A Much Stranger NameYou know it as the shortest month of the year—or, depending on where you live, the coldest. But, do you know where the name February came from?
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