beg to differ
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- (idiomatic) To differ strongly in opinion or interpretation.
- (idiomatic) To offer an opposing opinion humbly.
- 2018 March 26, A. A. Dowd, “Steven Spielberg Finds Fun, and maybe even a Soul, in the Pandering Pastiche of Ready Player One”, in The A.V. Club, archived from the original on 31 May 2018:
- 1912, H. G. Wells, Marriage:
- "Look here, sir, this is all very well," he began, "but why can't I fall in love with your daughter? I'm a Doctor of Science and all that sort of thing. I've a perfectly decent outlook. My father was rather a swell in his science. I'm an entirely decent and respectable person."
"I beg to differ," said Mr. Pope.
differ strongly in opinion
offer an opposing opinion humbly
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