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To split hairs

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To split hairs means to quarrel over a small unimportant point.

Sample Usage

1. Nobody could understand why the two brothers were constantly splitting hairs over the business agreement.

2. It was silly to split hairs over the water shortage problem as it would not help to find a concrete solution.

3. The two teachers split hairs over the number of questions that needed to be set for the exam.

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