take exception to something
take exception to (something)
To strongly disagree with or take offense at something. Excuse me, but I take exception to being characterized as some sort of opportunist, just because I happened to make some good investments before the economy collapsed. I know she takes exception to the way the newspaper represented the data from her study.
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take exˈception to somethingbe very offended by a remark, suggestion, etc: I take great exception to your suggestion that I only did this for the money.
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