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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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Summary: Two of England's teaching unions are at loggerheads over the future of national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds.
The hospital's general manager Sheila Smith said: "I am very disappointed at this decision" Management and unions at the hospital are at loggerheads after the hospital refused to renew 19 temporary contracts.
Q MY fiancee and I are at loggerheads over our wedding.
A punter and a bookmaker are at loggerheads over a Grand Slam rugby bet worth a potential pounds 36,000.
COVENTRY BEES are at loggerheads with Elite League rivals Peterborough over their scheduled Easter Monday trip to the East of England Showground.
Santa Clarita and Phoenix-based RFI are at loggerheads over the best way to proceed with that effort.