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pick somebody's mouth

[Atlantic; a calque: cf. Twi tie nano (lit. pick mouth) elicit information (K. Aboagye p.c.)] v. phr. to get information by engaging someone in seemingly casual conversation: She find out 'bout him 'cause she pick he sister mout' (Nassau). (Gen.)

Tags: calque, verb phrase

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Last update: 2010-11-17 23:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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