Synonyms to pick holes

catch at straws, ask for it, be hopeful, be rash, be reckless, carp, cavil, cut up, fault-find, find fault, go too far, keep hope alive, keep hoping, knock on wood, never say die, nitpick, pettifog, pick to pieces, pull apart, pull to pieces, quibble, take exception, take heart, tear apart, tear to pieces, adverse criticism, animadversion, argue, argufy, around the bush, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, bandy words, beat about, beg the question, bicker, boggle, captiousness, carping, caviling, censoriousness, censure, chicane, choplogic, complain, complaint, contend, contest, criticism, criticize, cross swords, cut and thrust, demur, discept, dispute, dodge, equivocate, evade, evade the issue, exception, faultfinding, fence, flak, give and take, hairsplitting, hassle, have it out, hedge, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, jesuitism, join issue, knock, lock horns, logomachize, moot, mystify, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, object, obloquy, obscure, overcriticaln