Definition: to analyze a subject down to trivial and unimportant details; to obsess over small disagreements, when you already agree on the bigger details


I want to give the approval and all you want to do is split hairs about what color the body should be.

We agree on the bigger picture, and we even agree on most details. But I get really frustrated, because he keeps splitting hairs, arguing about really small details that don’t matter.



About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, London, and Madrid for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.