beg to differ

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beg to differ (third-person singular simple present begs to differ, present participle begging to differ, simple past and past participle begged to differ)

  1. (idiomatic) To differ strongly in opinion or interpretation.
  2. (idiomatic) To offer an opposing opinion humbly.
    • March 26, 2018, A. A. Dowd, AV Club Steven Spielberg finds fun, and maybe even a soul, in the pandering pastiche of Ready Player One[1]
      If The Adventures Of Tintin and The BFG suggested that the director’s craftsmanship rarely extends to entirely CGI worlds, this IMAX-scaled spectacle begs to differ.

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