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find fault (with someone or something)

to find things wrong with someone or something. We were unable to find fault with his arguments. Sally's father was always finding fault with her.
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find fault

Criticize, express dissatisfaction with, as in She was a difficult traveling companion, constantly finding fault with the hotel, meal service, and tour guides . [Mid-1500s]
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find ˈfault (with somebody/something)

look for faults or mistakes in somebody/something, often so that you can criticize them/it: He’s always finding fault with the children, even when they are doing nothing wrong.I can find no fault with this essay; it’s the best I’ve ever read. OPPOSITE: sing somebody’s/something’s praises
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find fault

To seek, find, and complain about faults; criticize: found fault with his speech.
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Few conversant with the history of ancient Israel or with the Pentateuch would find fault with Carmichael's assertion that many of the rules of Leviticus 18-20 concern the preservation, if not the creation, of ethnic identity, and that this concern "may point to the lawgiver's own social reality" as a member of a distinct, displaced minority living in a foreign land.
Those first ten or fifteen minutes back in the car will likely represent a family's chance to find fault.
One can continue to find fault with the hanging policy of the NPG as well as lament the gaps in its collection.
The Joint Commission is not coming here to find fault, to be disruptive, or to have the big hammer over our head.
It did, however, find fault with the transaction itself because the ESOP's fiduciaries did not take into account the "cash drain" from anticipated future contributions to the ESOP to repay the ESOP loan and the company's guarantee of that loan.
Owners must realize that with the plethora of space available it is critical to act before tenants can find another deal or find fault with yours.
Some acid rain analysts find fault with the integrated assessment.
And, unfortunately, if something goes wrong after the house is sold, the buyer may find fault with the agent.
Matthew 18:15) If we find fault with someone, we should offer criticism out of love and a sincere wish to help.
A mad five minutes before half-time where, defensively you could find fault with three of their goals, and on another night we could have had six ourselves.
After all the the Christmas cards that were wrongly addressed, yet still arrived at their intended destination, we still get people who would rather find fault than give out a little praise once in a while.
And too many seem determined to try to find fault, to take his special moment in the annals of the NBA to criticize him.
At a mere pounds 33,000-plus, the Audi A4 Sport has to be something a little bit special and despite searching for a reason to find fault I drew a blank.
coffee companies, I find fault with much of the premise of Joshua Kurlantzick's article on the current crisis affecting the global coffee industry, "Coffee Snobs Unite," but I am particularly concerned about his use of quotes attributed to me.
While we struggle to find fault with any of Stella McCartney's spring/summer 2003 collection, we're aghast at the Ging Gang Goolie Goolie print.