In discussing theological questions, they split hairs; in making a bargain, they conclude to split the difference.
Starza and Tichnat split hairs while I dozed and thought about Fern.
A man of his type would not split hairs, but proceed straight toward the goal of his ambition without fainting or wavering.
Just get me back, and we'll split hairs about it when I get around this way again.
They split hairs, if you will, but they wouldn't split the difference.
Here I found that the debaters had split hairs on what the fathers had done.
I'll not split hairs about what Greek best represents his nation.
She was born before we began to split hairs, and have nerves instead of nerve.
It is possible to find a thousand faults in the most perfect work if one only hunts long enough and is willing to split hairs.
The central bald spot, covered with a grayish scurf and surrounded by a circle of broken and split hairs, is characteristic.
Old English hær "hair, a hair," from Proto-Germanic *khæran (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German har, Old Frisian her, Dutch and German haar "hair"), perhaps from PIE *ghers- "to stand out, to bristle, rise to a point" (cf. Lithuanian serys "bristle;" see horror).
Spelling influenced by Old Norse har and Old English haire "haircloth," from Old French haire, from Frankish *harja or some other Germanic source (see above). To let one's hair down "become familiar" is first recorded 1850. Phrase hair of the dog that bit you (1540s), homeopathic remedy, is in Pliny.
Any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human.
One of the fine hairlike processes of a sensory cell.
To argue about an inconsequential and trivial aspect of an issue: “When you are accused of being forty-five minutes late for an appointment, you are splitting hairs to say that you were really only forty minutes late.”