take issue with (someone or something)

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take issue with (someone or something)

To strongly disagree with someone or something or take offense at something. I take issue with the wording in this paragraph. If you take issue with me or my methods, feel free to hire someone else.
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take issue with someone

to argue with someone. I heard your last statement and I have to take issue with you. Tom took issue with Maggie about the cost of the house.
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take issue with something

to disagree with or argue about something. I have to take issue with that statement. I want to take issue with the last statement you made.
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take issue with

Disagree with, as in I take issue with those figures; they don't include last month's sales. This idiom comes from legal terminology, where it was originally put as to join issue, meaning "take the opposite side of a case." [Late 1600s]
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take issue with

disagree with; challenge.
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take ˈissue with somebody (about/on/over something)

(formal) disagree and argue with somebody about something: I’d like to take issue with you about what you just said.
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My previous letter took issue with US President Barack Obama's stance on life issues not economics, though the two are sometimes intertwined.
He took issue with US President George W Bush's contention that Iraq is the front line in the war against terrorism.
And Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw took issue with US military detention in Guantanamo of suspected al-Qaeda members.
Others took issue with us referring to him as the Major.