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at cross purposes
English: at cross purposes
Chinese: 彼此不合;相互有误解;各怀鬼胎;背道而驰;适得其反
Examples:
1. Acreage controls and input subsidies work at cross purposes, each increases the cost of the other.
耕种面积控制和投入补贴的作用背道而驰,每一方的作用都增加了对方的代价。
2. Albert's opinion is always at cross purposes with Jim's.
艾尔伯特的意见总是和吉姆的相反。
3. And after a few minutes of talking at cross purposes Emma learned that it was not Churchill But Mr. Knightley upon whom Harriet had now Bestowed her affections.
两人的谈话总是说不到一块,后来爱玛终于得知哈里特现在倾心的不是邱吉尔,而是奈特利先生。
4. It seems we're been at cross purposes, doesn't it?
看起来我们相互有误解,是吗?
5. Just as troublesome is the likelihood that separate bureaucracies would work at cross purposes;
正如困难是可能发生的事物一样,分立的官僚机构有可能服务于相反目的;
6. The problem puts us at cross purposes with them.
这个问题使我们与他们之间产生了矛盾。
7. The two students find themselves at cross purposes with the teacher
两位学生发觉自己与老师之间有种误解
8. The two students found themselves at cross purposes with the teacher.
两位学生发觉自己与老师之间有种误解。
9. Tom's parents acted at cross purposes in advising him;his father wanted him to become a doctor;but his mother wanted him to become a minister.
汤姆的双亲给他的忠告不一,两人的意见背道而驰;父亲要他成为医生,但母亲要他做个牧师。
10. We were both in favour of the plan but he thought that I wasn't; as a result, we were talking at cross purposes.
我们都赞成这个计划,但他却认为我不赞成;结果我们双方都错误地理解了对方的意思。