take exception to (something)

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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 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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'Pakistan takes exception to the factually incorrect statement issued by the US State Department on today's phone call between PM Khan and Secretary Pompeo,' Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet.
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The mean-spirited husband who takes exception to the perfectly reasonable Christmas gift request from his wife should take note.
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