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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.
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It seems to me that you and your fiancee are poles apart when it comes to deciding your priorities.
Rupert Murdoch and Ted Turner are poles apart ideologically, but that had little to do with the success each has enjoyed in building a media/entertainment empire.
Our understanding of the current interim proposals is that both sides are using a similar framework but are poles apart on a solution," Rogel said.