Make small and overfine distinctions: one of those medieval disputes which split hairs endlessly
More example sentences
- Yes, I do see the distinction and am perhaps splitting hairs over the delivery of the message.
- One sentence in the manual required that lawyers participating in the recount should ‘have the courage to voice disagreement and must split hairs trying to find faults.’
- I'm perhaps splitting hairs, here, but there has got to be a difference between drawing influence from various sources and plagiarizing.