take exception to (something)

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take exception to (something)

To find something very disagreeable, untrue, or offensive. 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 exception to

Disagree with, object to, as in I take exception to that remark about unfair practices. This idiom, first recorded in 1542, uses exception in the sense of "objection," a meaning obsolete except in a few phrases.
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take exˈception to something

be 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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HYDERABAD -- Sindh Human Rights Commission has taken exception to failure of Latifabad police to arrest killers of 4 women who were killed in Bismillah Square Latifabad No.
It makes your heart shrivel up" Comedian Jo Brand "The worst Prime Minister in living memory" Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson on Theresa May have never taken exception to the term 'housewife'.
It was released without the apparent authorisation of either the Conference or the FA and it is understood that the game's ruling body have taken exception to it.
I believe the PC brigade has taken exception to What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor.
And this has sparked rumours of a frosty relationship between the coach and a number of players who have taken exception to his criticism of them.
She has only taken exception to rulings which are blatantly inconsistent with it, to reinstate those protections and rights that have been eroded since it was written.
DAN GERSTEIN, SENATOR Joseph Lieberman's communications director, has taken exception to the figure for total Enron contributions ($37,000) that we listed under Lieberman's photo on our February 25 cover.
The party's national Executive, led by Premier Bertie Ahern, has taken exception to a newcomer candidate selected by a party convention.
They had apparently taken exception to what the groom was wearing and began to beat up group members.
Hence, although taxpayers have in the past taken exception to the Department of Revenue's proposed treatment of royalties paid to affiliated companies, there is scarcely a question among taxpayers that the Department is the proper State agency to address any perceived abuses in this area.
Since Richard Lamm stated two years ago on PBS's MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour that the time had come to "restigmatize illegitimacy," numerous humanists, speaking out in various fora, have taken exception to his view.
The staff also noted that it has taken exception to entities capitalizing certain kinds of start-up costs.
Cinema Ride has taken exception to this dissolution ruling and has filed a Motion to Amend Decision and Order and a Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs.
I said to Mr Poll, 'I didn't know you were a Tottenham supporter' and he's taken exception to that," Souness said at the time.
2 -- color) PETA has taken exception to the California Milk Advisory Board's ad campaign about happy cows and seeks an injunction from the federal government.