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splitting hairs

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Definition


To argue about unimportant details.

Context : Business, Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: argue

Usage of “splitting hairs”

  1. Let's stop splitting hairs and move on.

Examples of idiom “splitting hairs” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'airreview'
    airreview:

    splitting hairs over a chord progression... and hating it.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'brittnoel21'
    brittnoel21:

    @LibbyAnn4015 in dancing and has the innate ability to pick it up...ballroom or pop..it's splitting hairs if you ask me

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'DrAmericanJesus'
    DrAmericanJesus:

    It also involves BDSM, but now we're splitting hairs.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'kyonkun'
    kyonkun:

    @TheGinachu Complaining about cover art is like splitting hairs, people cry over the stupidest things

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'thyagu2010'
    thyagu2010:

    @BDUTT Singhvi was splitting hairs so much that I lost his point. Explain it in a nut shell.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'jasonleong'
    jasonleong:

    @Aisehman Stop splitting hairs about attendance at PERKASA, even if it is not 10k it is close at 8k; more honest than those Anwar demos nos.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Darren_Krause'
    Darren_Krause:

    Actually - it'll be my second ever novel. But my first is actually a novella. If we're splitting hairs.