find fault with (someone or something)

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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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Hardcore critics may find fault with something, but quite honestly, there's little to support a bad review here.
She is ready to find fault with something. Perhaps not in front of you because, after all, this little gal has real class, possesses great restraint and shows good manners.
She's always going to find fault with something and rile everybody up.
Williamson said the Lakers haven't expressed any concerns about Van Gundy to the network, but no matter how hard he tries to be impartial, Lakers fans are certain to find fault with something he says.