take umbrage at (something)

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take umbrage at (something)

To become offended or angered by something. Hey, I take umbrage at the idea that I didn't put my full effort into this project.
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take umbrage at something

to feel that one has been insulted by something. The employee took umbrage at not getting a raise. Mary took umbrage at the suggestion that she was being unreasonable.
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Clearly the caped vigilante featured in this episode of the US import has seen one too many because he seems to think he's as invincible as they are - sadly, somebody takes umbrage at his intervention in their crimes, and he's found dead.
Next time someone takes umbrage at energy being produced near them, especially if it's fossil fuel or nuclear, just take a leaf from Mr Owen's book and tell the silly nimby to stop whinging and face reality.
Reader MARSHALL CARTER-TRIPP takes umbrage at MARK SCHMITT's column ("Machinery of Progress") suggesting progressives are partially responsible for the Obama administration's successes and failures: "Schmitt tells us that expecting actual change to be implemented by Obama is unfair given that the 'success of his presidency and this Congress .
Kim takes umbrage at his other ' half's bad mood and threatens to leave her.
Then he takes umbrage at the suggestion that some Palestinian refugees might settle in the countries where they have been living for the last 50 years.
Paul Stevenson takes umbrage at having his stake limited
McGaa takes umbrage at the accusation, insisting that he is "pro-Jewish, if you want to put it that way," and merely thinks the United States should ease up on foreign aid.