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squabble about (something)

To argue, bicker, or quarrel about something. Look, I don't want to squabble about the bill. I'm going to pay for dinner, and you can buy our drinks wherever we go next, OK? My parents were always squabbling about one thing or another, so no one was surprised when they finally got a divorce.
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squabble over (something)

To argue, bicker, or quarrel about something. Look, I don't want to squabble over the bill. I'm going to pay for dinner, and you can buy our drinks wherever we go next, OK? My parents were always squabbling over one thing or another, so no one was surprised when they finally got a divorce.
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squabble with (one)

To argue, bicker, or quarrel with one. Look, I don't want to squabble with you about who's paying the bill. I'm going to pay for dinner, and you can buy our drinks wherever we go next, OK? It just feels like you start squabbling with me over the slightest issue!
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squabble about someone or something

to quarrel and disagree about someone or something. Please stop squabbling about Jeff, or I'll put him on my team so neither of you can have him. There is no need to squabble about the last piece of pie. There's more in the kitchen.
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squabble over someone or something

to fight over someone or something. Please don't squabble over me. I don't want to be chosen by any of you! Stop squabbling over money and go out and get a job.
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squabble with someone

to argue with someone. Please don't squabble with your sister! I wish that everyone would stop squabbling with me!
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squabble with something

to argue about something. I won't squabble with what you said, but you are wrong. One political party will squabble with any issue the other party brings up.
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corn squabble

n. a fight. (Perhaps referring to chickens fighting over corn.) Stop this silly corn squabble and let’s try to talk this through.
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"The squabble erupted after family problems between the young man's wife and mother," the source said.
Nepal, April 30 -- From the start of the peace process, the Nepali people have lowered their expectations as the leaders who brought prajatantra in 1990, then gambled it away over power squabbles, came back once again, emboldened by the popular call for multi-party democracy-and by the trust that India, the United Nations, and the international community placed in them.
Aimed at children aged three to eight, The War of Buttons tells the tale of squabbles, scuffles - and of course buttons.
It was an on-going squabble that they are trying to resolve." Both the accused women sobbed in the court as Recorder Graham Hyland decided to spare them prison, after hearing they were largely of good character and had consumed vast amounts of alcohol on the night of the blaze.
The story line is driven by the gender war between Marcus and Honoria as they squabble over remittance for buying what he claims he already owns and she insists possession is the law.
There is, however, one subject of discordance that is far more than just a squabble: Europe's approaching decision in April or May to lift its ban on arms exports to China.
This may be the background of the current squabble between the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association and the Foundation boards of directors over whether the association should charge the foundation an administrative fee for the various staff services it has always provided gratis (NL/NL 6/16/04).
Transport groups squabble with councils, councils squabble with Government, and politicians squabble with each other.
An American Management Association (AMA) study reveals that employees spend some 25% of their work hours in dispute--that's roughly two hours a day of unproductive squabble. But, says Lynne Eisaguirre, author of The Power of a Good Fight: How to Embrace Conflict to Drive Productivity, Creativity, and Innovation (Alpha Books, $24.95), conflict is good--if you recognize its inherent creative potential.
Miller also covered a wide range of the ongoing issues and challenges faced by the forest industry, including the long-running cross-border squabble over softwood lumber, which he blamed on the "insidious" practice among prominent U.
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The case grew out of a squabble between Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi and Intel Corp., which fired him after a workman's compensation dispute.
But in the coming Presidential squabble over issues such as taxation and Social Security all bets are off.
In order to end the squabble, a team of Catholic-Jewish scholars, three of each, was appointed in October to study the documents together and, then, if it was thought necessary, to request and receive further documents from the Archives.