take umbrage at

take umbrage at (something)

To become offended or angered by something. Hey, I take umbrage at the idea that I didn't put my full effort into this project.
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take umbrage at something

to feel that one has been insulted by something. The employee took umbrage at not getting a raise. Mary took umbrage at the suggestion that she was being unreasonable.
See also: take, umbrage
References in classic literature ?
Philander was too much relieved at the happy outcome to their adventure to take umbrage at the professor's cruel fling.
Therefore just and wise men take umbrage at his act, until after some little time be past: then they see it to be in unison with their acts.