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quibble over (something)

To argue, dispute, or contend (with someone) over or about something, especially that which is trivial or petty. I'm happy enough with following your plan, so let's not quibble over the details. The couple was just quibbling with one another over the bill, much to their waiter's consternation.
See also: over, quibble

quibble about (something)

To argue, dispute, or contend (with someone) about something, especially that which is trivial or petty. I'm happy enough with following your plan, so let's not quibble about the details. The couple stood quibbling about the bill, much to the waiter's consternation.
See also: quibble

quibble (about someone or something) (with someone)

 and quibble (over someone or something) (with someone)
to be argumentative or contentious with someone about someone or something. Let's not quibble about it. Please don't quibble with your sister. No need to quibble over it.
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But this is a minor quibble, since obviously no vision of the ultimate will please everyone.)
The asking rent for the medical clinic is $20 a foot, and Altman says "When we find the tenant that can use it, he won't quibble. What does it matter, because for another dollar he's getting an installation that is worth a fortune."
punalso called paronomasiaperhaps from Italian puntiglio quibble, fine point
A remarkable performance, both piece by piece and all in all, but with items for quibbly reviewers to quibble about.
Well," the distributor shot back, if you want to quibble."
"Its stores are the best looking in the industry," which helps it attract higher-income consumers who aren't going to quibble over slightly higher prices.
The only quibble that can be offered is that several of the younger girls, including Ginny and Hermione, tend to sound more like 60-year-old smokers than teenagers.
But this quibble apart, the book is a concise and useful introduction to straw bale building wherever you are.
There's no quibble as long as the club did not lose any money.
One might quibble at first with the editors' assertion that "most people understand that race is a social construction and not a biological truth." In fact, "most people" still probably do not.
One quibble about what to me is a curiosity: In one sculpture from 2002-2003, a relatively thick, blondish wooden beam is supported by a very thin, grayish metal crutch.
But Harris doesn't seem like the kind of man to let a little ethical quibble like that crimp his style.
Not very intelligible noises, but that's never been a prerequisite before, so why quibble? She brings something to the Presidential race it's never had: cheesecake potential.
One might quibble with Shannon's recommendations for introductory readings.
Though FDA doesn't quibble with the capsules' efficacy, it argues that their active ingredient is the natural analog of a cholesterol-lowering prescription drug.