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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So rather than quibbling over mathematics and methodology, the LAUSD should look to adopt a new, comprehensive approach to the dropout problem - preaching to kids and families at an early age about the need to stay in school; making sure that high school students aren't just warehoused; teaching lessons that students can use in their lives; developing an extensive tutoring and mentoring program.
More than mere quibbling over details, the question touches fundamental issues of the planet's evolution, ranging from its water content to the extent of its volcanic activity.
Quibbling over the minuscule amount of trash the city currently sends in that direction is is the supes' way of firing a warning shot - don't even think about sending any more.
NOW we know why the city of Los Angeles is quibbling over paying for a $225,000 cityhood study - its phone sex bills are due and it doesn't have the money.
Instead of quibbling over who's at fault, both sides should stop and think about Rehnquist's warning that ``in this country, a bigger federal judiciary is not necessarily a part of a solution for every public policy question.