have a crow to pull

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have a crow to pull

  1. (obsolete) To have a point of contention (with someone); to have a bone to pick.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.27:
      Philip, the King of Macedon, who had so many crowes to pul with the Romanes, [] resolved at last to seize upon al their children whom he had caused to be murthered, that so he might day by day one after another rid thw world of them, and so establish his safety.