be miles apart

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be miles apart

To be holding very different positions and therefore unlikely to reach an agreement. The two sides are still miles apart, so I doubt they'll reach an agreement on the contract today.
See also: apart, mile

be ˈmiles apart

(of two sides in an argument, dispute, etc.) not at all close to reaching agreement: The Government and the trade unions are still miles apart in this dispute.We’re miles apart on our understanding of the problem.
See also: apart, mile