To have a bone to pick with someone

to have a bone to pick with someoneWhat does this idiom mean?

‘To have a bone to pick’, is a common idiom which means that you wish to make a complaint to someone about something they have done, or you wish you tell someone off because they have done something that has annoyed you.

For example, despite the fact that I’m an easy-going person I usually have a bone to pick with someone on a daily basis.
For example, I have a bone to pick with my brother because last week he told me that I led an irresponsible life. I have a bone to pick with my upstairs neighbours because their energetic sex life is a constant reminder that mine is so pathetic, and finally, I have a bone to pick with the buskers in Málaga who only appear to know how to play one tune and they repeat it about 44,000 times a day. Now, I’m sorry, but surely it’s not that difficult to learn more than one tune!

OMG, I have a bone to pick with everyone and I’ve become a grumpy old woman! Help me now, before I get myself into some serious trouble!!

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