Monday, October 10, 2011

At odds with


If you are at odds with someone, it is a diplomatic way of saying that you disagree with them or don’t like them for some reason (in the general sense). You have conflicting ideas or goals. You can also be at odds about something specific.
* Wipe out: A phrasal verb meaning to destroy/ eliminate/ get rid of

1. If you are at odds with someone, you don’t “see eye to eye” with them, you are not “on the same page” or you are “at loggerheads” with them. Don’t you think the phrase, “Why can’t we all just get along?” is oversimplistic? …or do you really think that it is possible, as John Lennon sang about, for the world to live as one?

2. My wife and I are at odds as to whether we should allow our daughter to draw on herself or not. Which side of the argument do you support?

3. Google and China have been at odds about various censorship issues, including China blocking Youtube. They obviously disagree with Youtube showing politically sensitive material. Turkmenistan, Iran, Libya and Tunisia are amongst other countries that have also been at odds with Youtube at one time or another.

4. From the end of WWII until the early 1990s the United States and the Soviet Union were constantly at odds with one another, particularly over how the world should function. The Soviet Union and its supporters established and promoted communism while the United States and its allies continued to support democracy and made efforts to control the spread of communism throughout the world. –

5. Google is at odds with Apple and Microsoft as they team up to introduce “Bing” as the default search engine on the iPhone. This is another of Microsoft's assaults on Google through its own search engine Bing. Do you think it’s possible for Microsoft to take on (challenge) Google and win?

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