say (something) against (someone or something)

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say (something) against (someone or something)

To make some verbal complaint or criticism regarding someone or something. I'm not saying anything against the quality of your work, it's just that it doesn't really follow the directions we gave you. He's so averse to conflict that he simply refuses to say anything against any of his coworkers.
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say something against someone or something

to speak out against someone or something; to make a case against someone or something. I would never say anything against you! No one would say anything against your work.
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'Nearly 1.2 million Han Chinese are assigned to Uyghur families to 'make relatives,' so they can spy on the Uyghurs and see if we practice our religion, or say something against the country, or the Communist Party, secretly.'
I was afraid because I felt that people will say something against me.
Article 1 stipulates that those who publicly insult or publish things to defame or abuse the Armed Forces or police, or incite another person to commit an act or say something against the police and Armed Forces shall be punished with at least three years in prison and a LE 10,000 fine.
What Derick said was TRUE, he did NOT bully that boy, and I am appalled that you would publicly say something against a member of your family," wrote one fan.
Raul Daza said that in the law of evidence, 'a declaration against one's interest is given probative value because it is human nature that a person would not say something against his interest.'
If you say something against what we are trying to achieve that is different, but we have enough on our plates at the moment.
The widow of murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned in London, said of the latest death: "It's a way to present that anybody who will try to say something against us will be killed."
"When people say something against the holocaust, it's not freedom of speech.
In an interview to news agency PTI, Bhave lamented that it is very easy to say something against someone and make humiliating allegations and malign their reputation.
But the guy who removed my clothes using some technology, at least say something against him," the Guardian quoted her as saying.
I don't even know if the channel would allow it if I say something against the [ruling] military council," he said.
I think Rooney went down a bit too easy and let s see if someone will say something against him."
"Today I think Rooney went down a bit too easy and let's see if someone will say something against him.
Today, I think Rooney went down a bit too easy and let's see if someone will say something against him."
He said: "During the game sometimes you say something against your opponent, I do it myself but I don't think the Aberdeen player would have said it if he had realised Tugay's mother had died three months ago.