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at cross-purposes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishat cross-purposesat cross-purposesUNDERSTANDif two people are at cross-purposes, they do not understand each other because they are talking about different things but fail to realize this I think we’re talking at cross-purposes. cross-purposes
Examples from the Corpus
at cross-purposesAdministration officials insist the two policies are not at cross-purposes.
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