squabble about (something)

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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 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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Lowy said: "Did it hurt us the squabbles about the stadia?
We have squabbles about gay and lesbian people, well in Victorian times the debate was equally as impassioned over whether a man could marry his deceased wife's sister."
If pressed, they might mention the growth of Hohenzollern absolutism, petty theological squabbles about minor doctrines, the political submissiveness of Lutherans, and the tendency of rulers to use religion as a screen for pursuit of secular goals.