take exception to (something)

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take exception to (something)

To strongly disagree with or take offense at something. Excuse me, but I take exception to being characterized as some sort of opportunist, just because I happened to make some good investments before the economy collapsed. I know she takes exception to the way the newspaper represented the data from her study.
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take exception to

Disagree with, object to, as in I take exception to that remark about unfair practices. This idiom, first recorded in 1542, uses exception in the sense of "objection," a meaning obsolete except in a few phrases.
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take exˈception to something

be very offended by a remark, suggestion, etc: I take great exception to your suggestion that I only did this for the money.
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Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani took exception to the senators revealing the specifics of what transpired during the in-camera briefing on national security by the Army Chief on Tuesday.
In an 18-page motion for reconsideration, the Ombudsman's Office of the Special Prosecutor took exception to the Second Division's finding of lack of probable cause to put the graft and reckless imprudence cases to trial.
Tory MP and Leave backer Nadhim Zahawi took exception to the remarks, saying: "You must withdraw and apologise to Gisela.
He took exception to airing picture of ISI chief General Zaheer-ul-Islam in connection to attack of Hamid Mir, saying "ISI is considered among top intelligence agencies of the world and blaming such a prestigious institution was not right," he added.
Fergie took exception to the England Under-21 international having a dig at a team-mate during a game and 'had words' in the dressing room.
Only a couple of weeks ago Mr Vause took exception to mental hospitals being called asylums, seemingly finding this term offensive.
Later, on the way home the road had been opened, it was empty in front and only one driver behind who took exception to the fact I was travelling at the requested limit of 40mph.
Hull's owners Assem and Ehab Allam took exception to the comments and confirmed Barmby's dismissal, claiming the former England international has misled fans with his comments.
Hull's owners Assem and Ehab Allam took exception to the comments and yesterday confirmed Barmby's dismissal, claiming the former England international has misled fans with his comments.
Ferguson took exception to Keane criticising United's youngsters after the club's Champions League exit.
Chief Insp Geoff Logan, of Newcastle Area Command, said: "This woman rightly took exception to his behaviour and he retaliated by slapping her in the face.
The EC, however, took exception to the incident, terming it as violation of the model code of conduct - a set of dos and don'ts supposed to be observed by all political parties and candidates between declaring of elections and its completion.
3 : an objection or a reason for objecting <He took exception to the change.
But boss Martin took exception to Little's lunge on Barr and felt whistler Robertson had a day to forget in general.
The Special One took exception to something an Italian reporter said after his side's 1-0 derby defeat in Milan.