"picking his teeth"


Senior Member
France French
Hello everyone !!

In the sentence : "the driver mused, picking his teeth", does "picking his teeth" mean that he's using a tooth pick ? Thanks a lot for help !
  • GEmatt

    Senior Member
    English/BE, Français/CH, Deutsch/CH (rustier & rustier)
    Yes. Picking one's anything is assumed to be a primarily digital affair, so that if some other particular implement is being used, and it's important to the context, it's often specified by name.