Meaning of 言葉尻を捕らえる in Japanese

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言葉尻 kotobajiri wo 捕らえる toraeru

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Definition of 言葉尻を捕らえる

  1. (exp, v1) to cavil at a person's words; to use somebody's words to trip him up

    すぐ人の言葉尻を捕らえて非難する。
    Quick to pounce on what people say and pick on them.

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