English version

hair-splitting

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhair-splittingˈhair-splitting noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 CHOOSEwhen people pay too much attention to small differences and unimportant details, especially in an argument → split hairs at split1(8)
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hair-splitting• This is the kind of disingenuous hair-splitting that gives politics a bad name.• But this is hair-splitting as an art form.• This, to those interested in the purpose of the insider-trading law, is lawyers' hair-splitting.• It is this kind of hair-splitting that gives politics a bad name.
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