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Difference between Have a crow to pluck and Pluck a pigeon

have a crow to pluckstate and settle some disagreeable issue with smb.:

  • When they have taken their places, she said abruptly: “I have a crow to pluck with you.”

pluck a pigeon—(sl.) swindle an ignorant or credulous person:

  • A noble Duke or Lord, would have as little scruple in plucking a pigeon as their inferiors.