find fault (with something)

find fault (with something)
find fault (with sb/sth) idiom
to look for and discover mistakes in sb/sth; to complain about sb/sth
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  • find fault with — phrase to criticize someone or something, often after deliberately looking for mistakes It’s demoralizing to work for someone who constantly finds fault with you. Thesaurus: to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym words used to describe… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To find fault with — Find Find (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Found} (found); p. pr. & vb. n. {Finding}.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. pi ptein… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • find fault with — to criticize someone or something, often after deliberately looking for mistakes It s demoralizing to work for someone who constantly finds fault with you …   English dictionary

  • find fault — verb harass with constant criticism Don t always pick on your little brother • Syn: ↑blame, ↑pick • Derivationally related forms: ↑faultfinder, ↑blame (for: ↑blame) …   Useful english dictionary

  • find fault — {v. phr.} To find something wrong; complain; criticize. * /She tries to please him, but he always finds fault./ * /They found fault with every box I made./ Compare: JUMP ON, PICK AT(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find fault — {v. phr.} To find something wrong; complain; criticize. * /She tries to please him, but he always finds fault./ * /They found fault with every box I made./ Compare: JUMP ON, PICK AT(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • find\ fault — v. phr. To find something wrong; complain; criticize. She tries to please him, but he always finds fault. They found fault with every box I made. Compare: jump on, pick at(3) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • find fault — verb a) To criticize excessively No matter what I do, he always finds fault. b) (followed by with) To criticize (something) excessively My supervisor always finds fault with my work …   Wiktionary

  • find — find1 W1S1 [faınd] v past tense and past participle found [faund] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(get by searching)¦ 2¦(see by chance)¦ 3¦(discover state of somebody/something)¦ 4¦(do something without meaning to)¦ 5¦(learn something by study)¦ 6¦(think/feel)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fault — [[t]fɔ͟ːlt[/t]] ♦♦♦ faults, faulting, faulted 1) N SING: with poss If a bad or undesirable situation is your fault, you caused it or are responsible for it. There was no escaping the fact: it was all his fault... A few borrowers will find… …   English dictionary

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