a dialogue of the deaf

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a dialogue of the deaf

A situation in which people share their views without actually listening or acknowledging each other. As long as those two are still in a dialogue of the deaf, we'll never reach an agreement.
See also: deaf, dialogue, of

dialogue of the deaf

a discussion in which each party is unresponsive to what the others say.
The French equivalent dialogue des sourds is also sometimes used in English.
See also: deaf, dialogue, of
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The head of the political council of the Aabaidat tribe in eastern Libya said 'we reject the dialogue of the deaf that is absurdly moving from place to place by obtrusive elements who do not want well for Libya'.
But the question remains: How long will the dialogue of the deaf last?
Alma Ata witnessed yet another episode of the dialogue of the deaf between Tehran and the six Western states in regard to the Iranian nuclear file.
The 'exchange' at the UNSC between the two neighbouring countries is typical of the dialogue of the deaf that has been part of their relationship for years, and in which the two sides talk 'at' rather than 'with' each other.
If in talking about the dialogue of the deaf, if what Cardinal Levada meant was that we weren't listening, I find that an unfortunate comment.
"I don't think there could be any negotiations in this climate or it will be like the dialogue of the deaf" he stated.
What about the dialogue of the deaf between national governments and trade unions over the solution to the crisis, where austerity measures collide with calls for economic stimulus measures?
One reason for this, and the source of much debate in the dialogue of the deaf, is the issue of discouraged demand - the perception that banks and other providers will simply not lend, is forcing SMEs to abandon their financing plans and instead tap their suppliers, customers, or even friends and family, for finance.
The US and its allies are whipping up the threat of an Iran with nuclear weapons and going as far as warning of war against Iran if Iran decides to carry on with its nuclear program.It is like the dialogue of the deaf; both sides know that they are not ready to listen to the other's point of view, as they are approaching the issue from two quite opposing viewpoints.
AT MIDNIGHT tonight the dialogue of the deaf will be over and, after 21 years, Channel 4 will regretfully turn its back on racing, thus ending a relationship that has been of huge benefit to both sides.
'There is still too much of the dialogue of the deaf,' he told the British Chambers of Commerce annual conference in London, stressing that meeting the skills gap in the UK was the 'highest single economic priority we have'.
In helping to build such a consensus, education and reform leaders must avoid what Public Agenda's cofounder, Daniel Yankelovich, calls "the dialogue of the deaf," that is, people paying lip service to communication without actually listening to one another.
The head of the political council of the Aabaidat tribe in eastern Libya said "we reject the dialogue of the deaf that is absurdly moving from place to place by obtrusive elements who do not want well for Libya".
As part of the dialogue of the deaf, Russia wants the Syrian opposition to present its ideas for dialogue with the regime.
Omer, who was in charge of his party's committee in talks with the DUP, asked whether his party's dialogue with NUP and DUP was "well arranged or was the dialogue of the deaf?" NCP's dialogue with both NUP and DUP have so far failed to persuade the two biggest opposition parties to join the government the NCP intends to form.