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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. © 2015 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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Disputed Mission begins with a brief description of the life and ambition of Nobili.
But Disputed Mission is more than a contribution to Nobili's thought and life; it is an insight into the letter production of the Jesuits and the methods of inculturation; moreover, it is a contribution to the history of the Society of Jesus in India and church history as well.
To help students understand the legal, constitutional, and social reasons why Americans didn't turn to violence to resolve their disagreements in the disputed election of 2000.
In the pilot phase, the program is available to large and mid-sized businesses that currently have at least one open year under examination and at least one disputed issue.
Data on malpractice claims made against CPA firms arising from disputed valuations offer a roadmap for avoiding trouble spots.
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When the roll call reached the three disputed states (plus Oregon, a Hayes state the Democrats challenged on a technicality), the Electoral Commission's 15 members went to a tiny room in the Supreme Court building to hash out a solution.
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They claimed that for more that the 10-year period specified by law for adverse possession, they maintained continuous, open, notorious and exclusive possession of the disputed land on the west side of highway.
Therefore, it is possible that a false or incorrect report could be accepted by the Data Bank and never be disputed because the practitioner never received the verification.
Rather then waiting for a case to come to Appeals with disputed issues, this program brings dispute resolution services to unagreed issues while the case is still in Examination.
If the taxpayer admits liability to part of the claimed amount, a deduction is allowed for the undisputed portion, but a mere offer to compromise a disputed claim will not create a deduction.
If the old method is applied to election-period acquisitions, an assumption must be made about the risk of the disputed deductions.
The Tax Court has approximately 85 docketed section 482 cases, involving $17 billion in disputed amounts.9 Moreover, the cases currently docketed in Tax Court appear to be only the tip of the iceberg: approximately twice as many cases are currently undocketed and under consideration in Appeals.(10)
An accountant who becomes aware of a potential disputed financial statement item can direct inquiry to and seek representations from both sides as a way of promoting resolution of the dispute before the report is issued.