hold an argument

See: debate, dispute
References in classic literature ?
Anon, as age came stealing, like a sad twilight, back over his figure, you would have felt tempted to hold an argument with Destiny, and affirm, that either this being should not have been made mortal, or mortal existence should have been tempered to his qualities.
It's good to watch a film as entertainment, but sometimes it's even better to hold an argument with a movie.