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split hairs

Definition of split hairs

  1. :  to argue about small details or differences that are not important <His lawyers are splitting hairs over the wording of his contract.>



Word by Word Definitions

splitplay
  1. :  to divide lengthwise usually along a grain or seam or by layers

    :  to affect as if by cleaving or forcing apart

    :  to tear or rend apart :  burst

  1. :  divided, fractured

    :  prepared for use by splitting

    :  heterozygous

  1. :  a narrow break made by or as if by splitting

    :  an arrangement of bowling pins left standing with space for pins between them

    :  a piece split off or made thin by splitting

hairplay hairs
  1. :  a slender threadlike outgrowth of the epidermis of an animal

    :  one of the usually pigmented filaments that form the characteristic coat of a mammal

    :  the hairy covering of an animal or a body part


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