quibble about (something)

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quibble about (something)

To argue, dispute, or contend (with someone) about something, especially that which is trivial or petty. I'm happy enough with following your plan, so let's not quibble about the details. The couple stood quibbling about the bill, much to the waiter's consternation.
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On opening night, there was little to quibble about.
One quibble about what to me is a curiosity: In one sculpture from 2002-2003, a relatively thick, blondish wooden beam is supported by a very thin, grayish metal crutch.
My only quibble about people is that quite a lot of rather dim twentieth-century British architects are included, for instance Basil Spence and Robert Matthew (apologies to my professor but, whatever else, he was never a great architect).
The point is not to quibble about the extent of subjection but rather to recognize the larger patterns of circumscription and control affecting women's lives and very beings, every instance of which will be somewhat different.
One could quibble about the omission of the most radical extensions (in particular, Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan's far more tuneful rearrangement of "Feel Up").
A remarkable performance, both piece by piece and all in all, but with items for quibbly reviewers to quibble about.
Martin and Ragas won't quibble about the recent gains they have seen in MCF, but they are still in a "show me the money" mode when it comes to the Fayetteville Shale Play.
In a society that's too often hurried, uncivil or downright rude, it seems petty to quibble about any expression of kindness.
The growth rates for technology companies are higher and the buyers are predominately public companies, so they're more likely to worry about the impact on their earnings per share rather than quibble about prices.
Unlike most of us, who quibble about whose turn it is to take out the garbage rather than express our deep-seated resentments, the Mannons have no trouble articulating their obsessions.
But why quibble about what was missed when so much was present?
Santa Clarita shouldn't quibble about the rankings,'' Kyser said.
If there is any quibble about the DVD is that it could have used a separate featurette on the wire-action sequences, an intriguing process that is only glimpsed at in the making-of documentary.
Yet even as political observers quibble about what - if any - mandate Hahn will carry into office July 1 when he succeeds Mayor Richard Riordan, backers of the mayor-elect savored their candidate's victory.