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: to engage in nit-picking
: to criticize by nit-picking
… warns her lawyers not to nitpick on relatively simple matters.— Deborah L. Jacobs
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carp, cavil, fuss, niggle, quibble
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1956, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense
back-formation from nit-picking
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