take issue with (someone or something)

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take issue with (someone or something)

To strongly disagree with someone or something or take offense at something. I take issue with the wording in this paragraph. If you take issue with me or my methods, feel free to hire someone else.
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take issue with someone

to argue with someone. I heard your last statement and I have to take issue with you. Tom took issue with Maggie about the cost of the house.
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take issue with something

to disagree with or argue about something. I have to take issue with that statement. I want to take issue with the last statement you made.
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take issue with

Disagree with, as in I take issue with those figures; they don't include last month's sales. This idiom comes from legal terminology, where it was originally put as to join issue, meaning "take the opposite side of a case." [Late 1600s]
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take issue with

disagree with; challenge.
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take ˈissue with somebody (about/on/over something)

(formal) disagree and argue with somebody about something: I’d like to take issue with you about what you just said.
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In the end, he called it off on Thursday, after the North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs took issue with US Vice President Mike Pence's threats of a "Libyan scenario" for Pyongyang: what started as a description of how Washington helped Libya get rid of its nuke research in 2003, ultimately also came to include the 2011 overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi.
My previous letter took issue with US President Barack Obama's stance on life issues not economics, though the two are sometimes intertwined.
He took issue with US President George W Bush's contention that Iraq is the front line in the war against terrorism.
And Britain's Foreign Secretary Jack Straw took issue with US military detention in Guantanamo of suspected al-Qaeda members.