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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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Developers, like contractors, must adopt new and better ways of doing business to cut the occurrence of disputes. HKA's Badman suggests that clients "understand and accept that there may be time and cost implications to making changes during the design and construction phases".
He was speaking at a seminar on 'Alternate Dispute Resolution' jointly organised by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Workers Employers Bilateral Council of Pakistan (WEBCOP) and American Solidarity Center here at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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Mediation works because it introduces a different and neutral dynamic into a dispute.
He said TDRC would also help chambers of commerce in their capacity building and trainings regarding mediation/arbitration of trade disputes. He asked the business community to give their proposals for further improving the draft law.
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IAN CONTACTED me this week in relation to an ongoing dispute he's having with a couple who purchased his house last year.
So, although disputes are consistent, the reason for such is ever changing.
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The Dispute Resolution Councils are responsible for amicable resolution of disputes, fact finding enquiries and acting as jury in the conduct of contested investigation.
The statistics released by the JDAD showed that the rental dispute cases filed were mainly related to non-payment of rent to landlords.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that 12 days were lost per 1,000 employees to disputes in Wales in 2012.
Dubai: The Dubai Court Department's (DCD) Centre for Amicable Settlements of Disputes (CASD) recently resolved a commercial dispute worth Dh614 million in less than 30 minutes.
Disputes between states emanating from claims and counter-claims relating to matters of fact, law and policy have always been a characteristic feature of international relations.