squabble over (something)

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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 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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Now the Conservative Party and its MPs are squabbling over the spoils of defeat.
It's time MPs stopped squabbling over minor issues and started concentrating on the more important issues affecting the country.
The cynicism has come from their struggles over power-sharing: their noisy squabbling over who (with India's blessing) will be prime minister, president, minister of this-or-that, and high- or low-level government appointee.
In the coming days, as we listen to the political parties' noisy squabbling over power-sharing, it would be instructive to also note the studied silence they are all maintaining on justice.
Squabbling over: When Tony will hand over the top job to Gordon
Squabbling over: The Hollywood golden couple's marriage breakdown in 2005
With Lurline's four sons (Michael, 44, Keith and Kenneth, both 42, and Darnell, 39) and Paul's son and daughter (Chad, 24, and Lisa, 39), the couple did not want their blended family squabbling over assets when they die.