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Thursday, June 23, 2011

to take one's pick

Take one's pick

Example 1:

Jenny: Wow, the theater is empty! I thought it would be crowded since the movie just came out.

Shelly: Yes, I know. I was afraid we wouldn’t even be able to find a seat.

Jenny: Well, I guess we were wrong.

Shelly: Yes, we can take our pick of any seat in the theater!

Jenny: Great!


Example 2:

All the guys in our class like Sandy and want to take her out on a date. She is so lucky because she can take her pick of any guy in the class.

Meaning:
To be able to choose what you want when there are many of what you want available. For example, if someone brings 2 dozen cookies to class and you are the only one who likes cookies, then you can take your pick of any cookie in the box.

This idiom was taken from LSI's text book titled Reading Horizons. This book is used to teach Reading and Vocabulary in our Level 6 class. For more information please visit: http://www.languagesystems.com/

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