beg to differ

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of beg to differ

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

Word by Word Definitions

beg play
  1. : to ask for as a charity (see charity 1a)

  2. : to ask earnestly for : entreat

  3. : to require as necessary or appropriate

differ play
  1. : to be unlike or distinct in nature, form, or characteristics

  2. : to change from time to time or from one instance to another : vary

  3. : to be of unlike or opposite opinion : disagree


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