argue back

argue back

To respond angrily or rudely at an inappropriate or unwelcome time. Don't argue back to me, young lady. Your students don't respect you, that's why they always argue back when you try to discipline them.
See also: argue, back

argue back

to argue with or oppose someone; to answer back (to someone); to talk back (to someone). (Usually said of persons who are supposed to listen and obey without comment.) Please don't argue back all the time. I wish you children did not argue back so much.
See also: argue, back
References in classic literature ?
He will then argue back that it is we, mistaken ones, that have killed her by our ideas, and so he will be much unhappy always.
Our market depends on the mouths of brokers, and we have no points to argue back.
I much prefer working in an outside environment with greyhounds; they're always happy to see you and cannot argue back.
com/r/Stoner/comments/5zhd8x/need_a_stoner_opinion_of_the_following/) Reddit user elaborated, " What if April the giraffe isn't actually pregnant, and it was all just an elaborate scheme by some evil genius somewhere to get thousands of people around the world to stare at a giraffe's bum for hours and argue back and forth?
When Mrs Thatcher tried to argue back, Sir Geoffrey and Mr Leigh-Pemberton weighed in in support of joining while Lord Whitelaw said he was prepared to trust the judgment of the Chancellor and the governor.
The excuse that he wants to avoid 'blue on blue' battles between senior Conservatives does not wash because he is quite happy to attack his cabinet colleagues when they are not around to argue back.
While Israelis argue back and forth on methods for putting a stop to the Palestinian violence, its level keeps on rising.
Before the anti-Europeans argue back that we are in fact giving up our autonomy to a super state, I haven't noticed this happening.
you really aren't addicted You can stop at oneand you don't have to finish the plate" are examples of statements he suggests we use to rationally argue back.
So while we argue back and forth about a word that can mean so much that it practically means nothing at all, the Bar lets real priorities languish.
Secularists argue back that the charter should enshrine a non-discriminatory, civil state in Egypt.
I'd argue back that so many people audition, but he kept insisting.
It is not enough to simply argue back against those who would deny or restrict our rights with their many and nefarious schemes.
My friend Stephen, a product of the same Scottish school where 'dark sarcasm in the classroom' was a standard part of every lesson, would argue back that I was being unnecessarily pedantic and that, anyway, the point of the lyric was to decry educational methods, not education itself.
And he wasn't about to argue back, no matter how much he'd drunk.