Definition of beg to differ in English:

beg to differ

phrase

Definition of beg to differ in English:

beg to differ

phrase

  • Politely disagree.

    • ‘‘I don't think we're very good students anymore,’ she says; however, Carmen begged to differ.’
    • ‘A great many economic historians have begged to differ.’
    • ‘The industry begs to differ, arguing that what we are witnessing is a cultural change and that the health and fitness club will remain an important part of the commercial property market.’
    • ‘And if anyone assumes there is anything slapped together about it, he begs to differ.’
    • ‘Much of the rest of civilization begs to differ.’
    • ‘You can't imagine there being a time when film wasn't part of her plans - although she begs to differ.’
    • ‘I beg to differ in my reaction to it and in my opinion on the matters she raises in her letter.’
    • ‘‘This is obviously an extremely dangerous game,’ he opined, and none begged to differ.’
    • ‘A prominent Beverly Hills estate agent begged to differ; if the property could be subdivided, he felt it could attract offers of around $20m.’
    • ‘Danny, who has worked here for three years, begs to differ.’