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.
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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.
Some people like to quibble over Lenten Sundays also.
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.
No book is ever perfect or definitive (I would quibble over young Pantagruel as "mere brute" (42), the place of Panurge in the caritas construct, the urge to place everything on the proverbial procrustean bed, and a few other things that will lead all of us to engage one another a la Rabelais within the community of scholars we represent), but Duval's study comes as close to perfection as one can reasonably expect in terms of the limits and goals it sets for itself.
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.
Aggressive migration to Windows 95 will continue to build Microsoft's lead, while Lotus and Novell quibble over the remainder of the market.