nit-picking


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nit-picking

n. too much minor criticism; overly particular criticism; nagging. Enough nit-picking! What are the major problems?
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But if you were nit-picking it could have been better.
This Cutting Edge film reveals Britain's most avid trip advisors and meets some of the hoteliers and restaurateurs at war with the site because of nit-picking and abusive reviews.
He did his best - although, if we're nit-picking, making your mum buy you dinner and ordering friends to bring round bottles of wine is probably breaking the rules - but he just couldn't pull it off.
In the 11 years since Hair Fairies was established, they have become a nationwide force and a leader in the nit-picking industry.
The syndrome is the inability to resist replying to a letter, however banal it may be and however obvious the response, without nit-picking to the nth degree to try to elicit maximum response.
But when I saw them nit-picking and trying to get us to play on Saturday I realised that Laurent Blanc was less sure of himself than I thought.
They were different gravy but, though you are at your most impressionable when you are young, you are still able to appreciate the next crop of superstars just as much, and, far from nit-picking over the achievements of Arkle, Steve should practise what he preaches and enjoy Kauto while he can, rather than getting into a needless slanging match over comparisons of different generations.
I am nit-picking when I talk about the referee because I'm upset.
Kamm has been nit-picking the 1995 first edition through ten reprints, but now takes the opportunity to expand or recast certain sections to reflect current teaching practices and to reconsider the balance of the whole textbook.
But this is not a party political problem and Mr Jones should stop nit-picking.
Here's an example of how nit-picking Hirata was for the vehicle.
It's the NCAA setting down its latest nit-picking edict, somehow convinced that the simple distribution of pertinent information was getting so far out of hand among member schools that all must conform - or else.
Some might see it as me nit-picking, but if we can pinpoint mistakes we can try to improve on them.
What we got from the presidential candidates was a lot of nit-picking about whether or not the ill-conceived No Child Left Behind law was adequately funded or not.
QI'M not very good at following strict diets with nit-picking rules.