dispute with

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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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.
See also: dispute
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Besides, those who live in one general community, and have all things in common, oftener dispute with each other than those who have their property separate; from the very small number indeed of those who have their property in common, compared with those where it is appropriated, the instances of their quarrels are but few.
The PCB filed a notice of dispute with the ICC last November claiming damages from the BCCI, following the latter's refusal to play bilateral cricket.
Recent cases have included acting for a national distributor in the food and drink sector to help them resolve a dispute with a shareholder and former director and to implement a new debt recovery process designed to enhance cash flow.
The purchasers are claiming that Ian failed to disclose to them there was an ongoing dispute with the neighbours in relation to the boundary fence.
This method of resolution will be achieved by inviting the parties or their representatives to bring their relevant documents and proofs relating to the case to sit and discuss their dispute with the aim being to reach an amicable conclusion for both parties.
Suppose a corporation that is locked in a significant tax dispute with the IRS or the Department of Justice has unassailable claims of privilege for its legal analyses regarding the merits of its case.
The partnership had unrestricted use of the receipts--the partners only disputed the division of the money, If the partnership had placed the receipts in an escrow account as the result of a dispute with a third party, under the claim of right doctrine the receipts would not be included in its income until the matter was settled and the partners would need to report income only if the dispute was settled in its favor.
Superior Court case that Grafton's dispute with Pricewaterhouse Coopers over audit work could go to a jury trial despite Grafton having signed a pre-dispute contract that would have allowed a trial in front of a judge in lieu of a jury.
The recommendation to install a larger sleeve with additional sound-deadening insulation was not embraced by the upstairs neighbor, placing the dispute with the board, which was reluctant to force the upstairs tenant to assume the cost of new sleeve.
As a young reporter in the early 1980s, I toured the frigid waters of the Beagle Channel as a guest of the Chilean Navy, which took me to a couple of small, sparsely populated islands at the center of a dispute with Argentina.
The language of the arbitration clause, however, must be sufficiently broad to include the dispute with the nonsignatory.
Northern Ontario lumber producers have fared much better than their counterparts in other regions of the country during Canada's softwood lumber trade dispute with the United States.
Were you personally satisfied when you had a dispute with the plan?
Under a one-year test program that will end in October, certain taxpayers can elect to mediate a dispute with the IRS instead of risking the hazards of litigation.