quibble about (something)

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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.
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I must quibble about the headline of the piece about chronic wasting disease in deer ("Hunter Beware: Infectious proteins found in deer muscle," SN: 1/28/06, p.
We may all quibble about the size of the licence fee but the BBC is now earning its place as an organisation to be cherished and fiercely defended.
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.
My only quibble about people is that quite a lot of rather dim twentieth-century British architects are included, for instance Basil Spence and Robert Matthew (apologies to my professor but, whatever else, he was never a great architect).
The point is not to quibble about the extent of subjection but rather to recognize the larger patterns of circumscription and control affecting women's lives and very beings, every instance of which will be somewhat different.
One could quibble about the omission of the most radical extensions (in particular, Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan's far more tuneful rearrangement of "Feel Up").
A remarkable performance, both piece by piece and all in all, but with items for quibbly reviewers to quibble about. This reviewer too is on the quibbly side, with four quibbles.