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Pick your battles

Posted by ESC on July 08, 2006

In Reply to: Pick your battles posted by Victoria S Dennis on July 08, 2006

: : What is the meaning of the phrase "know how to pick your battles"? Thank you!

: It means "to have the good judgement to know whether or not you are likely to win an argument or other conflict, and whether it is worth the effort and aggravation anyway".

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NOT A HILL WORTH DYING ON - A less important issue. A battle that can be lost. Kentucky man, 30s. May 2005.