English version

cross-purposes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcross-purposesˌcross-ˈpurposes noun 🔊 🔊 at cross-purposes
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cross-purposesAt the moment we are sick of politics with one faction at cross-purposes with another.The present system of managed floating does contain the possibility of direct conflict if official intervention is carried out at cross-purposes.I wouldn't want us to find ourselves talking at cross-purposes.
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