pull or pull out sharply
sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
strip of feathers
look for and gather
- The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing.
- An instrument consisting of an upright, open triangular frame with usually46 strings of graded lengths played by plucking with the fingers.
- The child was plucking at her mother's skirt.
- I have met those men plucking fruit, and among them several are university students.