"to have a bone to pick with"
to need to confront someone about something annoying they have done
Related words and phrases:
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Hey! I've got a bone to pick with you.
Colleague 2: OK. What's the complaint this time?
Colleague 1: Your portion of the report you sent yesterday did not follow the format that is clearly stipulated and I had to spend two hours making corrections.
Colleague 2: Sorry about that. I'll be more careful next time. Anything else?
Colleague 1: That's it for now.
A couple are talking ...
Wife: Something wrong, dear?
Husband: Yes. I have a bone to pick with you.
Wife: What is it?
Husband: You never put the top back on the salt shaker correctly.
Wife: Well, you could check it before you use it.
Husband: Please just screw the top on well next time, OK?
Wife: Whatever makes you happy.
Having a bone to pick with your spouse means there is going to be trouble.
1) Though I do have a bone to pick with her. She had a few malfunctions and the alarms went off.
2) ... because it is an internal matter involving mainly citizens of that country who have a bone to pick with their leadership and are calling for a regime change.
3) ... there are plenty of companies and groups of people that have a bone to pick with Apple.
4) If you have a bone to pick with someone, you are annoyed about something they have done.
5) Wow! some of you above really have a bone to pick with Nick Munene but I think all that is personal.
6) ... the pace of reforms has slowed down in the recent months and I have a bone to pick with the following issues.
7) ... half of the time, are actually constructive criticisms in disguise. You have a bone to pick with someone?
8) If you have a bone to pick with Masnick, that's your problem.
9) I have a bone to pick with something Edward G. Grodon said (though I agree with the rest ...
10) ... as it seems that the majority of posters are the ones that have a bone to pick with a company or have a chip on their shoulder.
11) Finally, I have a bone to pick with the language. It's so labored.
12) I have a bone to pick with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post. Dionne recently published an opinion ...
13) But researchers from Stanford University seem to have a bone to pick with that argument.
14) ... continue to dig with the gigantic ego they have. I also have a bone to pick with the people supporting Apple in this. How dense can a person ...
15) I have a bone to pick with DCs, especially in the United States. They frequently misrepresent their ...
16) Each are a vocal minority in their parties. Each has a bone to pick with Rae.
17) ... acting like a jilted lover!! seems like he has a bone to pick with RAO.J
18) ... of diabolical Freemason idea to take over the world, or maybe he has a bone to pick with the way diplomats carry out their business.
19) ... an old ex-lover she has to find but then - she still has a bone to pick with him ...
20) The minister, however, has a bone to pick with whoever expects Uganda to have a perfect road network.