hairsplitter


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a disputant who makes unreasonably fine distinctions

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Operation Hairsplitter also revealed they intended to assassinate Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair using an AK47.
Cuddihy, Police Scotland's head of organised crime and counter-terrorism, said the case - dubbed Operation Hairsplitter - was ground-breaking as detectives had to target the twin threats of terrorism and organised crime.
The court heard police recorded 1,300 hours of covert tapes during Operation Hairsplitter.
The operation, codenamed Hairsplitter, became one of the biggest seen in Scotland.
Often, it is implied that the answer is apparent' and those who attempt to spot cracks in the uniform edifice of valuation theory (predicated on MPT) are unreasonable hairsplitters.