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Definition of pickings noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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something, especially money, that can be obtained from a particular situation in an easy or a dishonest way There were only slim pickings (= few opportunities and not much money) to be made at the fair. There are rich pickings (= financial benefits) to be had by investing in this sort of company. The strike affecting the country's largest airline is producing easy pickings for smaller companies.
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