pick one's way


pick one's way
{v. phr.} To go ahead carefully in difficult or unfamiliar places; advance with care. * /After nightfall we drove slowly along, picking our way until we found the right turn./ * /He picked his way across the rough and rocky hillside./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • pick one's way — {v. phr.} To go ahead carefully in difficult or unfamiliar places; advance with care. * /After nightfall we drove slowly along, picking our way until we found the right turn./ * /He picked his way across the rough and rocky hillside./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pick\ one's\ way — v. phr. To go ahead carefully in difficult or unfamiliar places; advance with care. After nightfall we drove slowly along, picking our way until we found the right turn. He picked his way across the rough and rocky hillside …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pick one's way — walk slowly and carefully. → pick …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Pick — (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Picking}.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. {Peck}, v., {Pike}, {Pitch} to throw.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English