Were miles apart - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be miles apart
To be holding very different positions and therefore unlikely to reach an agreement. The two sides are still miles apart, so I doubt they'll reach an agreement on the contract today.
be ˈmiles apart (of two sides in an argument, dispute, etc.) not at all close to reaching agreement: The Government and the trade unions are still miles apart in this dispute. ♢ We’re miles apart on our understanding of the problem.
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McLeish said: "We had some talks with Kris and his advisers yesterday and we were miles apart
, that's it dead as far as I'm concerned."