brain-picking

[ breyn-pik-ing ]
/ ˈbreɪnˌpɪk ɪŋ /

noun Informal.

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

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Origin of brain-picking

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

OTHER WORDS FROM brain-picking

brain-picker, noun
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