nit-picker


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nit-picker

Someone who is overly inclined to point out or complain about every flaw they come across (in or about something), no matter how small, petty, or insignificant. You might write me off as just a nit-picker, but you'll appreciate it when you get an A+ on this paper. This is why I hate going to the movies with nit-pickers like you. Instead of just enjoying what we watch, you have to criticize every little flaw you can think of!

nit-picker

n. a person who is hypercritical. Mary is such a nit-picker!
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He converted it from bureaucratic nit-picker into partner and servant of American communities.
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They've got it so right that you'd have to be an obsessive nit-picker to have a snowball's chance of finding fault.
It's also beyond argument that he went on winning serious things longer than anyone the biggest nit-picker could name.
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And focusing only on what's wrong rather than what is right may mean you are perceived as a negative nit-picker.
NOT wishing to appear as a nit-picker, I would love to know why it is that The Journal keeps referring to the creation of elected regional government as "Home Rule".
Call me a nit-picker, Mandy, but if you're spending my millions I'd like you to be accurate.
The way they monopolised the game was startling and Moyes the nit-picker fumed at the way they tossed it away.
Sheikh Mohammed was educated at Cambridge - not the actual university, apparently, although no-one but a nit-picker would worry too much about that.
But instead of celebrating that, the nit-pickers are trying to destroy her career before it's even started.
With such roundly enunciated evasions the sap was steadily drained away from the Scotland and Wales Bill as day after dreary day in the Commons, the nit-pickers set about their destructive labours like so many deathwatch beetles.
But whether or not you agree with the above criticisms, one thing is certain, 2014 gives Messi the prime opportunity to silence his nit-pickers.
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