Synonyms of 'pick holes in something or someone'
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If you say that someone is carping, you mean that they keep criticizing or complaining about someone or something, especially in a way you think is unnecessary or annoying.
His wife is constantly carping at him about his drinking.
If you say that someone cavils at something, you mean that they make criticisms of it that you think are unimportant or unnecessary.
This is not the time to cavil about petty details.
If you criticize someone or something, you express your disapproval of them by saying what you think is wrong with them.
His mother had rarely criticized him or any of her children.
find fault with
have a go (at) (informal)
tear into (informal)
diss (slang , US)
pick holes in
pick to pieces
give (someone or something) a bad press
animadvert on or upon
pass strictures upon
Thesaurus for pick holes in something or someone from the Collins English Thesaurus