hand-pick hand-pick


  • (v) pick personally and very carefully


  1. Boss Hague has been accustomed to hand-pick New Jersey's Governors, but he did not hand-pick Edison.
  2. Despite the fact that he could hand-pick his subordinates, Spruille Braden faced a dilemma.
  3. Governor Ruby Laffoon friends had planned to hand-pick a member of their machine for Democratic nominee at the usual party convention.



  1. Kornheiser, who Monday was playing in a Jaworski charity golf tournament, said in a statement: "If I could hand-pick a replacement of a football guy, I would cast a net and drag in Jon Gruden. He is the two things you most want - smart and funny -...
    on May 18, 2009 By: Tony Kornheiser Source: USA Today

  2. "The blatant actions of First American and eAppraiseIT have contributed to the growing foreclosure crisis and turmoil in the housing market. By allowing Washington Mutual to hand-pick appraisers who inflated values, First American helped set the...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Boston Herald

  3. Gerrard told Liverpool FC magazine: "We are now looking forward to the draw later this week. If you could hand-pick an opponent then maybe we would want someone like Villarreal or Porto, but there are no easy draws at this stage. Everyone who has...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Steven Gerrard Source: ESPN

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