crow\ to\ pick

• bone to pick
• crow to pick
n. phr. informal
A reason for dispute; something to complain of or argue about.
- Often used jokingly.

"I have a bone to pick with you," he said.

There was always a crow to pick about which one would shave first in the morning.

Compare: bone of contention

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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