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take exception

 
See:
exception
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to strongly object (usu. fol. by "to").
I take exception to that statement. It's completely flawed.
synonyms:
challenge, dissent, oppose
similar words:
demur, disagree, object, protest, question
definition 2: to be offended.
I take exception to that insulting notion.
synonyms:
bridle, bristle
similar words:
chafe