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1. The act of one that picks.
2. pickings Something or a group of things that are or may be picked.
a. often pickings Leftovers.
b. A share of spoils.
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(sometimes singular) money, profits, etc, acquired easily or by more or less dishonest means; spoils
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast.
2. profits or gains; spoils.
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|Noun||1.||pickings - the act of someone who picks up or takes something; "the pickings were easy"; "clothing could be had for the taking"|
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
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plural noun profits, returns, rewards, earnings, yield, proceeds, spoils, loot, plunder, gravy (slang), booty, ill-gotten gains Sporting events provide rich pickings for unscrupulous touts.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
there are rich pickings to be had in ... → il y a gros à gagner dans ...
They hoped for rich pickings from privatisation → Ils espéraient récolter des sommes rondelettes avec la privatisation.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
pickings[ˈpɪkɪŋz] npl (profits) there are good pickings to be had here → qui si possono fare dei guadagni facili
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995