Idiom – Pick your brain

  • Idiom – Pick somebody’s brain
  • Meaning – To obtain information by asking someone questions. To ask advice about something from someone who knows a lot about it. Request information from someone knowledgeable.
  • Other English expressions featuring parts of the body
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • When you need to ask an expert advice on completing a difficult task.
  • You need help at work from someone with experience.
  • If you need advice from someone about a problem you are having.
  • You ask your parents to help you solve a problem you are having with your kids!
Example:
  • “I have absolutely no idea how to fix this problem. I’m going to find Mike and pick his brains!”
Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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