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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France are at odds with themselves, the All Blacks pretty decent.
The last time Ukip were at odds with themselves was over money when members didn't like their donations fully going to Nigel Farage to futher his political career.
That the world's weather patterns are at odds with themselves seems to be a common consensus.
The pressure of our poor start had left them at odds with themselves but, while not yet perfect, this was a far better display.
Many chick lit novels magnify these failures at work and in relationships with heroines who are at odds with themselves. Something Blue's Darcy Rhone is beautiful, spoiled and will stop at nothing to get her own way.
EVEN the bookmakers were at odds with themselves after the far-from-impressive success of the well-touted Scottish Stage at Newbury did little to clarify the Vodafone Oaks picture.
Not every figure is as obviously conflicted, but all seem subtly at odds with themselves.
But the short-head victory over The Glow-Worm had the major layers at odds with themselves, and punters in utter confusion.
They were very much at odds with themselves over the importance and significance of brand awareness and basically they gave a load of verbal evidence which didn't tally with their own five-year strategy document.
ST PATRICK'S Athletic were at odds with themselves for spells of this tie but proved they are no beaten docket by digging out a deserved win.
They don't like parties at odds with themselves and punish them accordingly.