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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While some critics have quibbled about the outcomes of some of his rulings, none has been able to find any instances - let alone a pattern - of Alito's allowing ideology to trump sound jurisprudence.
Major Sir Ralph Hugo Anstruther tightly held the royal's purse strings and even quibbled about paying staff 12p a day on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
The justices quibbled about whether a teacher's gradebook is a record since it's not stored in an office safe.