beg to differ


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall might beg to differ. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 15 Nov. 2020 The Rays, the best team in the American League all season, will beg to differ. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2020 Despite President Trump’s claims that a COVID vaccine will be available in mere weeks or months (more on that below), C-suite executives from companies like Moderna that are working on such drugs would beg to differ. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 1 Oct. 2020 But many scientists beg to differ, and a close look at the study shows why. Guest Blogger, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2012 Meledandri is a media man who does not beg to differ, judging by the hole in the movie-release calendar for big family films. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 4 Apr. 2023 Though some might beg to differ with that assessment, as written the movie starts to feel like an exercise in proving Atwood right. Peter Debruge, Variety, 21 Jan. 2023 But the owners of two new Baltimore-area marina restaurants would beg to differ. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 5 Oct. 2022 President Joe Biden may beg to differ, but the chorus of prominent voices predicting a downturn in the world’s biggest economy is growing. Alan Murray, Fortune, 21 June 2022 See More

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