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be at loggerheads

To be in conflict. A "logger" is a 16th-century term for a block of wood, so a "loggerhead" is a blockhead or fool. They are at loggerheads over the best way to lead the committee.
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Q I AM at loggerheads with my former husband and his current girlfriend.
I AM at loggerheads with the factor over the cleaning of the stairs in my close and what it costs.