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splitting hairs

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present participle of split hairs

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to make often peevish criticisms or objections about matters that are minor, unimportant, or irrelevant
  • They fussed that the cheese should have been served at room temperature, but to me they were splitting hairs.

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“Splitting hairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/splitting%20hairs. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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