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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Tim Bresnan denied the existence of the second of those factors, and quibbled over the importance of the first.
John Stamos and Melissa George star as Johnny and Rita, crack cat burglars who meet (after he first sees her in a bikini so tiny every millimeter was no doubt quibbled over with Standards and Practices, they both try to scam one another), flirt mercilessly (``Thieves'' is the second series, after ``Crossing Jordan,'' that employs handcuffs as ersatz foreplay) then botch their daring daylight jewel heist (Johnny locks the keys in the car).
Opportunities are largely looming for mobile bigwigs like, BenQ, Elcoteq, and Alcatel quibbled over licenses; now, they are fighting over spectrum.
If critics quibbled over ``The Matrix's'' value as a sci-fi movie, none of them denied the fact that the special effects in the film are groundbreaking and jaw dropping.
Other students quibbled over who they preferred for president, but agreed that their principal was special.