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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: loggerhead 'stupid person, large head, type of heavy tool' (16-20 centuries), from logger 'block of wood' (16-18 centuries) (probably from LOG1) + head

loggerheads

noun
     
log‧ger‧heads

be at loggerheads (with somebody)

if two people are at loggerheads, they disagree very strongly
be at loggerheads (with somebody) over
He is at loggerheads with many of his own party over the issue of taxation.

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