take umbrage at (something)

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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.
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Ridiculously, Sainsbury's has apologised for its employee taking umbrage at Ms Clarke's behaviour.
Don't moan about people interfering in your job, when you're doing exactly the same with ours by taking umbrage at a perfectly valid question.
30) taking umbrage at the "errors" on the May 23 cover might have noted, as was clear in the credits, that it is from a 1925 French publication for children, Le Petit Inventeur.
and] is about declaring one's identity as it is about taking umbrage at someone else's infraction.
A Salford fan, taking umbrage at what had happened, threw a plastic bottle on to the field.
F I F T Y- E I G H T-Y E A R OLD Nadia Eweida has been a pain in the backside for months after taking umbrage at British Airways' order not to wear a cross at work.