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find fault with (someone or something)
To find a problem or issue with someone or something; to judge someone or something harshly. Kristen will be single forever if she keeps finding fault with every man she dates. How could you find fault with this project? It met all of the requirements on the rubric.
find fault (with someone or something)
to find things wrong with someone or something. We were unable to find fault with his arguments. Sally's father was always finding fault with her.
Criticize, express dissatisfaction with, as in She was a difficult traveling companion, constantly finding fault with the hotel, meal service, and tour guides . [Mid-1500s]
find ˈfault (with somebody/something)look for faults or mistakes in somebody/something, often so that you can criticize them/it: He’s always finding fault with the children, even when they are doing nothing wrong. ♢ I can find no fault with this essay; it’s the best I’ve ever read. OPPOSITE: sing somebody’s/something’s praises
To seek, find, and complain about faults; criticize: found fault with his speech.