brain-picking

[ breyn-pik-ing ]
/ ˈbreɪnˌpɪk ɪŋ /

noun Informal.

the act of obtaining information or ideas by questioning another person.

Nearby words

  1. brain wave,
  2. brain's reflex,
  3. brain-damaged,
  4. brain-dead,
  5. brain-fever bird,
  6. brain-teaser,
  7. brain-trust,
  8. brainbox,
  9. braincase,
  10. brainchild

Origin of brain-picking

1950–55; from the verb phrase pick someone's brains; see -ing1

Related formsbrain-pick·er, noun

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