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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.
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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.
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find fault

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]
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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
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find fault

To seek, find, and complain about faults; criticize: found fault with his speech.
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Owners must realize that with the plethora of space available it is critical to act before tenants can find another deal or find fault with yours.
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There are those who find fault because of convictions.
Matthew 18:15) If we find fault with someone, we should offer criticism out of love and a sincere wish to help.
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A mad five minutes before half-time where, defensively you could find fault with three of their goals, and on another night we could have had six ourselves.
After all the the Christmas cards that were wrongly addressed, yet still arrived at their intended destination, we still get people who would rather find fault than give out a little praise once in a while.
At a mere pounds 33,000-plus, the Audi A4 Sport has to be something a little bit special and despite searching for a reason to find fault I drew a blank.
coffee companies, I find fault with much of the premise of Joshua Kurlantzick's article on the current crisis affecting the global coffee industry, "Coffee Snobs Unite," but I am particularly concerned about his use of quotes attributed to me.
The authors find fault with the Church when it says that "the recognition of the school as a Catholic school is always reserved to the competent ecclesiastical authority" (124).
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It is difficult to find fault with this well-crafted introduction.
Consumers have a natural tendency to want to find fault.