quibble over (something)

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quibble over (something)

To argue, dispute, or contend (with someone) over or about something, especially that which is trivial or petty. I'm happy enough with following your plan, so let's not quibble over the details. The couple was just quibbling with one another over the bill, much to their waiter's consternation.
See also: over, quibble
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But Vaughan had no quibble over the decision to leave the field with England one wicket away from a 1-0 lead in the npower series.
Chellie Pingree, president of political reform watchdog Common Cause, said she doesn't argue with critics who point out flaws in the system, but said it is more important to take redistricting out of the hands of the Legislature than to quibble over details.
While long-time fans will quibble over the absence of some tracks, be they Two Halves Of A whole (1988), The Leap O' Faith (1993), Devil Music (1995), or Ride With Me (1998), the 17 songs that made it are an effective cross-section of the huge talents of a real treasure.
We each took on specific tasks that represented our companies strengths and didn't quibble over who paid what.
It serves no one to quibble over states' rights vs.
The latest ploy is to quibble over paying its fair share of the cost of a $140,000 study to develop a working plan for the transit zone.