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It takes two to make a quarrel.

Prov. An argument is never only one person's fault.; If the other person refuses to participate, there cannot be an argument. Sue: I think Mimi ought to apologize for arguing with me. Mother: It takes two to make a quarrel, dear. Maybe you ought to apologize to her. Jill: Why are you always so quarrelsome? Jane: Hey, it's not just my fault. It takes two to make a quarrel.
See also: make, quarrel, take, two

patch a quarrel up

Fig. to put an end to a quarrel; to reconcile quarreling parties. Tom and Fred were able to patch their quarrel up. I hope we can patch up this quarrel.
See also: patch, quarrel, up

pick a fight (with someone)

 and pick a quarrel (with someone)
to start a fight or argument with someone on purpose. Are you trying to pick a fight with me? Max intended to pick a quarrel with Lefty.
See also: fight, pick

pick a quarrel

(with someone) Go to pick a fight (with someone).
See also: pick, quarrel

quarrel (with someone) (over someone or something)

to have an argument with someone about someone or something. Todd quarreled with Carl over who was going to get the new secretary. They are quarreling over Sally.

quarrel (with someone) (over someone or something)

to have an argument with someone about someone or something. Todd quarreled with Carl over who was going to get the new secretary. They are quarreling over Sally.

quarrel with something

to argue against something; to have a complaint about something. I can't quarrel with that. Does anyone want to quarrel with that last remark?
See also: quarrel

pick a fight (with somebody)

also pick fights (with somebody)
to intentionally start a fight or argument with someone When she was first in Congress, she foolishly picked a fight with a very powerful politician.
See also: fight, pick

pick a quarrel

Also, pick an argument or fight . Seek an opportunity to quarrel or argue with someone. For example, I don't want to pick a quarrel with you, or Jason was always in trouble for picking fights. These terms use pick in the sense of "select." [Mid-1400s]
See also: pick, quarrel

quarrel over

v.
To have an argument or dispute about something: The siblings quarreled over their inheritance.
See also: quarrel

quarrel with

v.
1. To have an argument or dispute with someone: The coach quarreled with the umpire.
2. To have a complaint about something; disagree with something: I can't quarrel with the test results.
See also: quarrel
References in classic literature ?
But French Frank had quarrelled with Whisky Bob, and Nelson was also an enemy.
929a-929t) (30) But Hera was very angry and quarrelled with her mate.
Huntingdon's death Lady Lowborough eloped with another gallant to the Continent, where, having lived a while in reckless gaiety and dissipation, they quarrelled and parted.
The lodgers talked incoherently, some commented to the best of their ability on what had happened, others quarrelled and swore at one another, while others struck up a song.
Police said on Thursday that Amer Hayat resident of Lulliani Tehsil Bhera went to see his wife Rubina in chak 7 north where his inlaws (Shafiq and Sumera) quarrelled with him over some issue.
The case dates back to April when two maids, who were working at their sponsor's house in Ras Al Khaimah, quarrelled over their household duties.
According to details Zahoor Ahmad resident of Chak 34 /12-L was suspicious of his wife's character and quarrelled with her often.
It is indeed, after their long years of fruitful association they have quarrelled about a carpet.
Police sources said Mohammad Ramzan,resident of chak 75 north, often quarrelled with his wife over family matters.
Dubai: A worker has been accused of strangling a prostitute with a shaila (headscarf) after they quarrelled over her fee.
268-GB Piranwala, mother of three kids quarrelled with her spouse Zahid Ali over a domestic issue.
They quarrelled a second time when we were in the room which we all shared.
Prosecution records said the accused quarrelled with the deceased and stabbed him after he had had sex with one of the prostitutes in the flat in the Chinese section of International City.
According to details Zahoor Ahmad resident of chak 34 /12-L was suspicious of his wifes character and quarrelled with her often.
Prosecution records said the suspects allegedly quarrelled with the victim and stabbed him, after having sex with one of the prostitutes in a flat in the Chinese Section of International City.