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English definition of “pick sb/sth off”

pick sb/sth off

(TAKE THE BEST) phrasal verb with pick     /pɪk/ verb
to take the best person or thing from a group: It is relatively easy for newcomers to pick off the most lucrative business and ignore the rest.Taking and choosing
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