hair-splitting

(redirected from hair-splitter)
Translations

hair-splitting

[ˈhɛəˌsplɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJnimio; [discussion] → sobre detalles nimios
B. Nsofismas mpl, sofistería f
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As Updike explained, "In my Pennsylvania childhood, I knew him to be the only President our great and ancient state had produced, but where were the monuments, the Buchanan Avenues, the extollatory juvenile volumes with titles like Jimmie Buchanan, Keystone Son in the White House or 'Old Buck' the Hair-Splitter Who Preceded the Rail-Splitter?
A master hair-splitter could argue that no classified information had been leaked.
A dragged-out legal process would have weighed "both sides" of the case, bringing out apologists, hair-splitters and conspiracy theorists.
Hair-splitters would say so, but hair-splitters likely won't be seeing "Easy A," with its silliness, over-the-topitude and fabulous leading lady, who caps her fresh, charming performance with a musical number at the end of the film.
if that sounds like i'm being overly pernickety, then half an hour in the company of these two world-class hair-splitters will do that to a person.
Hair-splitters and pedants will tell you that Istabraq's period of dominance has not been a vintage one, and that he hasn't had to fight toe-to-toe with horses of the calibre that graced the Night Nurse-Monksfield-Sea Pigeon era.