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    nitpicking

    Does "You're splitting peas" mean "You're nitpicking"?

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    You're splitting peas. The idea that the republican congress will not even consider the nomination of the president for SC justice is childish and not in keeping with the letter of the Constitution.



    Nonsense. There is nothing in the Constitution that says Mr. Obama's nominees have to be confirmed.

    And if the Democrats didn't want this to be done to them, they shouldn't have started it by doing it to the Republicans first.
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    Re: nitpicking

    [EDIT] No. I think the writer meant "splitting hairs."
    Last edited by GoesStation; 21-Mar-2016 at 18:46. Reason: Correction for misreading OP
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    Re: nitpicking

    If GoesStation says yes, then yes it is.

    I've never heard this expression before, but I have heard 'splitting hairs' which means the same thing in BrE.
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    #4

    Re: nitpicking

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    If GoesStation says yes, then yes it is.

    I've never heard this expression before, but I have heard 'splitting hairs' which means the same thing in BrE.
    Now I say "No". I distinctly remember looking carefully at the original post, but when I read "splitting peas" I mentally "heard" ​splitting hairs.
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    #5

    Re: nitpicking

    This is one of those cases where it would be nice if the OP would provide not only a source, but a link if possible.

    I agree with everyone else, I've never heard of 'splitting peas', only 'splitting hairs'.
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    Re: nitpicking

    GoodTaste, please tell us the source of and a link to all your quoted text,

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