at odds with (someone, something, or oneself)

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at odds with (someone, something, or oneself)

1. In conflict with someone or something. They are at odds with each other over the best way to lead the committee. Our fact-checker found that the witness's story was completely at odds with what the reporter had written.
2. Displeased with or unsettled in one's life. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used after "with." Sally still seems at odds with herself, but I think she'll feel better once she starts school again.
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at odds with someone

COMMON If one person or group is at odds with another, they disagree about something. Their two sons were at odds with each other. Note: You can also say that two people or groups are at odds. The Education Secretary denied reports that he and the Chancellor had been at odds over university funding.
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at odds with something

COMMON If one thing is at odds with another, they are very different or do not seem as though they can both be true. His outlook on life was pessimistic, quite at odds with his wife's description of his normal out-going personality. He was a good piano player, but slightly ashamed of it, as it seemed at odds with his macho image. Note: You can also say that two things are at odds. Last month the two reports were at odds, since employment figures indicated strength while the index predicted a worsening economy.
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References in classic literature ?
I could not imagine what should be the occasion of it, and began to be at odds with myself whether to be glad or sorry; but my affection biassed all the rest, and it was impossible to conceal my joy, which was too great for smiles, for it burst out into tears.
I'm just constantly at odds with myself really and I wish I could get a handle on one thing, which is my size, to make me feel a bit better and more balanced.
Not being with her, I felt very at odds with myself,' she explains, adding that she hasn't decided yet whether there will be more children on the horizon.
Not being with her, I felt very at odds with myself," she explains, adding that she hasn't decided yet whether there will be more children in the future, or whether she's planning a return to more film roles.
Not being with her, I felt very at odds with myself," she explains, adding that she has not decided yet whether there will be more children on the horizon, or whether she is planning a return to more film roles.
Not being with her, I felt very at odds with myself, '' she explains, adding that she hasn't decided yet whether there will be more children on the horizon, or whether she's planning a return to more film roles.
Before I was putting my heart into my music career, I was at odds with myself and knew I was in the wrong place.