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dispute (something) with (someone)

To argue with someone about something. Why do you feel the need to dispute such a trivial matter with your sister? The team's captain is now disputing the penalty call with the referee.
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in dispute

Causing doubt, disagreement, or controversy. You're qualifications are not in dispute; it's your demeanor in the office that we have an issue with. The inheritance has been in dispute among the siblings for many years now.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dispute something with someone

to argue with someone about something, such as an amount of money. The customer disputed the amount of the check with the waiter. Please don't feel like you have to dispute every bill with the supplier.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in dispute

Disagreed about, in controversy. For example, This parcel of land is in dispute, claimed by several persons, or The origin of this phrase is in dispute. [Mid-1600s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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While the second UN report is expected to include the disputable areas in Ninevah Flat and Khanaqin areas, people in those areas continue to wait impatiently for the outcome.
The raw data on ratings of correctness of referee judgments, summarized in Table 4A, indicate that decisions to grant a goal are more likely to be wrong or disputable when the goal is awarded for the home team: 95.99% of goals scored by the visiting team, but only 95.05% of goals scored by the home team are rightly awarded.
BKIRKI: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir said on Sunday it is a priority for the country to elect a president before discussing any of the disputable issues between bickering politicians.
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This is based on the disputable fact that burglars come on foot through these pathways rather than by vehicles on the road like everyone else.
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Powerhouse fought hard and, after several close second placings and disputable decisions, the team spirit won through to secure a place in the 500m plate final, which they won to gain a further eight points towards their Premier league rating, making a total of 59 points over six events.
remember Paul Gascoigne's classic: "I've had 14 bookings this season - eight of which were my fault but seven of which were disputable."
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Whether it is accurate to say that 'tractarianism never recovered the confidence and iconoclasm' of the period before Newman left is a disputable point: those Anglo-Catholic priests who went to gaol would, perhaps, have disagreed.
McClellan is one of the most disputable and often denigrated figures of the Civil War.
1 PAUL GASCOIGNE: "I've been booked 14 times this season, eight of which were my fault, but seven were disputable."
PAUL GASCOIGNE: 'I've had 14 bookings this season, eight of which were my fault but seven were disputable.'
The first disputable incident of the evening came when Sprott was given a count late in the fourth round after taking a low blow.
The first disputable incident came when Sprott was given a count late in the fourth round after taking a low blow.