be poles apart

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be poles apart

To be very different in behavior or views; to be in opposition. Unfortunately, the two sides are still poles apart in their negotiations. My sister and I are very close now, but we were poles apart growing up and fought all the time.
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be poles apart

differ greatly in nature or opinion.
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be ˈpoles/ˈworlds apart

be widely separated; have no interests that you share: Politically, the two leaders are poles apart.What you learn in the classroom and what happens on the job are often worlds apart.
See also: apart, pole, world