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Verb: split hairs
  1. Consider or argue about fine details or subtle distinctions, esp. irrelevant ones; worry about minutiae

Derived forms: splits hairs, splitting hairs, split hairs

Type of: bicker, brabble, niggle, pettifog, quibble, squabble

Encyclopedia: Split hairs