nit-picker


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nit-picker

[ˈnɪtˌpɪkəʳ] Ncriticón/ona m/f, quisquilloso/a m/f

nit-picker

n (inf)Kleinigkeitskrämer(in) m(f) (inf)
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Well, I don't want to be a nit-picker Paolo, but can I refer you to a 1921 speech in Bologna when Mussolini stated "fascism was born out of a profound, perennial need of this our Aryan and Mediterranean race" claiming whites needed to colonise Africa to civilize inferior people.
And if you have some time set aside, all you need to remember is to leave your inner nit-picker at the door.
CALL me an old nit-picker if you like, but I was confused to read in Friday's edition of The Journal that the leader of Gateshead Council had told the authority to go ahead with "fortnightly waste collections", that the director of environmental services said the introduction of "alternative weekly collections" was always their intention, that the council was committed to "alternative weekly collections" and that the cabinet agreed to go ahead with "fortnightly bin collecting".
You can feel in an upbeat space generally, but an innocent comment on your part could be seized upon by a nit-picker.
HELEN Slatter is the name, nit-picker is the nature.
If you feel someone's been a nit-picker, the next couple of days could see you simmering with resentment.
On the other hand, one should not be a nit-picker and one of those people who have lost the chance to pursue an active musical career and so turned to criticising--as the star of this album once described Czech music critics in a television documentary some years ago--and there is no reason not to let go and be carried along in the Handelian flow created by the brilliant combination of Magda Kozena and the terrific musicians from Venice (the strings are especially spellbinding).
Sorry to act the historical nit-picker, but Richard Berrong, in his letter to the editor in the July-August issue, commits two errors with respect to the French criminal code and its treatment of homosexuality.
From nit-picker to ploughman, fishwife to chimney sweep, the catalog of these worst forms of employment should return a pleasant coloring of reality to your office-bound sinecure.
Only a pedantic nit-picker would ask why Appalling was cleaning her front door late at night in the dark.
At the time, I remember him as a nit-picker and concept-slicer whose way was determined by the problems his predecessors had run into.
I'm accused of being a nit-picker, does this mean I'm picking on a nit?