take umbrage (at something)

take umbrage (at something)
take umbrage (at something) phrase
to be offended by something

They’re liable to take umbrage if we don’t invite them.

Thesaurus: to feel offended or insultedsynonym
Main entry: umbrage

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take ˈumbrage (at sth) idiom
(formal humorous) to feel offended, insulted or upset by sth, often without a good reason

He took umbrage at her remarks.

Main entry:umbrageidiom

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