I think he considered me over-particular about a small matter.
However, I must say you are not over-particular about secrecy.
"Well, that's better than mopin' about doing nothing," was the not over-particular rejoinder.
Even marriage was a rite about which the settlers were not over-particular.
Nor were they over-particular about the combat taking the form of a duel—almost any form was good enough.
Only, if it be, you need not be so over-particular about the slave-trade, it seems to me.
Remember our stock of provisions is but small, and if we were to be over-particular, we should starve.
One never can tell, sir—a name's a name and females are sometimes not over-particular.
Mrs. Bumblebee isn't an over-particular person, as bee persons go.
We must not be over-particular on that score, for, as the proverb says, 'a cat in mittens will never catch mice!'
late 14c., "pertaining to a single thing or person," from Old French particuler (14c., Modern French particulier) and directly from Late Latin particularis "of a part, concerning a small part," from Latin particula "particle" (see particle). Sense of "precise, exacting" first recorded 1814.
"a part or section of a whole," late 14c., from particular (adj.). Particulars "small details of statement" is from c.1600.