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 ?
The features of the surrounding picture were, a church with hoarding and scaffolding about it, which had been under suppositious repair so long that the means of repair looked a hundred years old, and had themselves fallen into decay; a quantity of washed linen, spread to dry in the sun; a number of houses at odds with one another and grotesquely out of the perpendicular, like rotten pre- Adamite cheeses cut into fantastic shapes and full of mites; and a feverish bewilderment of windows, with their lattice-blinds all hanging askew, and something draggled and dirty dangling out of most of them.
We have not run into one another for a few months so how can we be at odds with one another?
Tibballs said: "Saudi Arabia's current refusal to send sportswomen to the Olympics puts them directly at odds with one of the IOC's fundamental principles as laid out within the Olympic Charter.
3 : disagreement 1 <Those two are always at odds with one another.
The truth and the safety of those who seek it are things all too often put at odds with one another.
Chapters discuss how to cope with tastes for decorating or cleanliness that are at odds with one another, how to make working from home successful, transforming the atmosphere of one's home into an inviting place for guests, and much more.
Corporate wealth and public health often are at odds with one another: that's the view presented in BIG PHARMA: EXPOSING THE GLBOAL HEALTHCARE AGENDA.
And a sure way to keep those laughs coming is to keep the characters abrasively at odds with one another for as long as possible.
That psychoanalytic social workers and the legal community were so at odds with one another suggests that postwar society was conflicted about father-daughter incest, rather than uniformly invested in denial as a way to shore up paternal power and the ideological parameters of familialism.
Though it's just a conceit, the idea of abandonment reverberates in the look of the painting, with its two sides at odds with one another, like some "before and after" scenario.
Planning for the future also can be a tricky endeavor--putting established couples at odds with one another.
Once again I find myself at odds with one of your theatre reviewers, this time Alison Carr's review of Summer Holiday.
We are stronger together than when we stand alone, or worse, at odds with one another.
More importantly, instead of everyone studying all eleven volumes of documents published already, each one did two volumes only, with reports disparate and at odds with one another.
Often justice and empathy are at odds with one another.