beg to differ


: to politely disagree with someone
You say that the candidates are essentially the same, but I beg to differ.

Examples of beg to differ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Goggle’s projects Google may certainly beg to differ. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 7 May 2024 Sharon Stone is naming names — though William Baldwin would beg to differ. Wesley Stenzel,, 12 Mar. 2024 The famous designers who have been dressing Margot Robbie in meticulous reproductions of Barbie clothes would surely beg to differ. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, The Atlantic, 10 Mar. 2024 The club calls the Frenchie the most popular breed, though other canine constituencies may beg to differ. CBS News, 20 Mar. 2024 Other viewers may beg to differ, of course, but like Angot’s writing, the film as a whole has a magic mirror quality, like so many abuse stories; everyone sees something slightly different reflected in the surface, depending on their own experience. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2024 Workers themselves certainly beg to differ on this point. Jane Thier, Fortune, 14 June 2023 But those who are dying from heatwaves and fleeing floods and fire might beg to differ. Joshua Shifrinson, Foreign Affairs, 17 Oct. 2023 Rosalía, Rauw Alejandro, Mama Tina, Richard Lawson, and Ethan Slater’s ex-wife might beg to differ. Vulture, 28 July 2023

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