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Pick your battles

Posted by Pamela on July 09, 2006

In Reply to: Pick your battles posted by ESC 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".

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

Another related phrases is "keep your powder dry" which has roughly the same meaning. Pamela