pick a quarrel


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Related to pick a quarrel: give a shot, be damned, worse for wear
See: bicker
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For all these reasons, he decided to pick a quarrel with Miss Wackles without delay, and casting about for a pretext determined in favour of groundless jealousy.
You are not going to pick a quarrel about that girl, I hope.
Above everything I wanted to pick a quarrel with the Frenchman; and, with that end in view I turned to the General, and exclaimed in an overbearing sort of way--indeed, I think that I actually interrupted him--that that summer it had been almost impossible for a Russian to dine anywhere at tables d'hote.