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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.
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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.
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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And though Romer has made some mistakes, there can be no quibbling about his overall achievements.
Rather than quibbling about the fine points of the law, Smith and Korenstein ought to talk seriously about replacing it altogether.
This may all sound like legalistic quibbling, but it's not.
While all over the world men are being shot to pieces, the aluminum, textile, and rubber workers are quibbling about dollars, and Washington is still activated by politicians.
The film often feels like a collection of bits and pieces from other films - prison movies, courtroom sagas and dramas of the downtrodden - but the force of Washington's performance largely renders such quibbling irrelevant.
NOW we know why the city of Los Angeles is quibbling over paying for a $225,000 cityhood study - its phone sex bills are due and it doesn't have the money.
But, from the sunny opening song to the clever, kaleidoscope effect in the closing credits, the movie is so warm-hearted that you don't feel like quibbling.
Still, no one is quibbling at today's employment numbers.