nit pick

nitpick

[nit-pik]
verb (used without object)
1.
to be excessively concerned with or critical of inconsequential details.
verb (used with object)
2.
to criticize by focusing on inconsequential details.
noun
3.
a carping, petty criticism.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a nitpicker or nitpicking.
Also, nit-pick.


Origin:
1965–70; nit1 + pick1

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nitpick

verb
be overly critical; criticize minor details 
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