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Pick a Hole in his Coat (To)

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To find fault with one; to fix on some small offence as censurable.

“And shall such mob as thou, not worth a groat,

Dare pick a hole in such a great man’s coat?”


Peter Pindar: Epistle to John Nichols.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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