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take exception

To strongly disagree with or take offense at something. If that's what you're saying, then yes, I take exception. 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.
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take exception

 (to something)
1. to take offense at something. I must take exception to your remark. Sue took exception to Fred's characterization of Bill as a cheapskate.
2. to disagree with something. I have to take exception to the figure you quoted. The manager took exception to the statement about having only three employees.
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take exception

To express opposition by argument; object to: took exception to the prosecutor's line of questioning.
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Ed McGaa takes exception to the part of the Green Party platform that opposes the war on terrorism.
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Damien Hirst (who used to employ Howard to execute his dot paintings) remarks to the artist in a conversation published in the show's catalogue, "Your work is on the edge of painting and sculpture." She takes exception to this, but the fact is that Howard uses color as a medium whose salient characteristics are density and weight--that is, she treats it mote as a physical substance than an optical agent.