join issue with (someone or something)

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join issue with (someone or something)

To disagree with someone or something, or consider something to be problematic or untrue. I joined issue with the boss over the wording in this paragraph. Frankly, I join issue with that statement.
See also: issue, join
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Grewgious; 'YOU are very kind to join issue with a bachelor in chambers, and take pot-luck.
But when contacted for his reaction, Dr Isaac Oyewunmi told Tribune Education that he would not want to join issue with the university's management over the matter that concerns his person because his case with the university's authorities for dismissing him is pending before the court of competent jurisdiction.
He refused to join issue with Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been describing GST as "Gabbar Singh Tax" and "Grand Stupid Thought", saying, "jiski jaisi soch, waise uske shabd (the way someone thinks, the same are his words)."
Refusing to join issue with the Law Minister on the issue of BCCI as a petition seeking the recall of verdict was pending hearing, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said: "We recognise, respect and accept the separation of powers."He said that government and courts are bonded by the principle of the constitutional sovereignty which expects that the institutions must function with a sense of mutual respect without any claim for supremacy.
In 2017, ordinary Muslim women are ready to join issue with the clerics.
The latter came to join issue with two to jump, but made a hash of it as Galway Hurdle runner-up Bayan arrived on the scene at the last.
FiddlersBid,acreditablethird behindThuigimonhismost recent start at Dawstown, hadjustmoved throught o join issue with long-timeleaderLuckyCallwhen JohnMurphy 'snewcomerexited atthethird-last.
The ruling Congress is the only party to join issue with the commission on this point and has threatened to make the code statutory so that the violation is dragged to law courts instead of the Election Commission where the action is immediate and the complaint is attended to forthwith.
COURT'S OPINION: The Supreme Court of New York, Erie County, held that the defendant psychiatrists' motions for summary judgment had to be denied since the they failed to present the requisite expert medical testimony to join issue with the expert medical witness testimony presented by the decedent's estate.
For the media and the Congress to join issue with it here only aids its divisive agenda.
The five-year-old ex-hurdler was given a patient ride off the pace before being produced with a challenge to join issue with the leaderDannymolone at the last.
However, his job had been done and along came Nayef on the bridle to join issue with Moon Ballad.
However, his job had been done, and along came Nayef on the bridle to join issue with Moon Ballad.
But Latalomne's departure at the next opened things up and his resilient partner responded gamely to join issue with leader Cenkos going to the last.