Translation: from spanish

working at cross purposes

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  • cross-purposes — also cross purposes PHRASE: PHR after v, v link PHR, oft PHR with n If people are at cross purposes, they do not understand each other because they are working towards or talking about different things without realizing it. The two friends find… …   English dictionary

  • at cross purposes — 1) if two people are at cross purposes, they think that they are talking about the same thing when in fact they are not Hold on, I think we may be talking at cross purposes. 2) if two people, plans, or actions are at cross purposes, they are… …   English dictionary

  • at cross purposes — 1. with different intentions. The two groups of advisors seemed to be working at cross purposes during this crisis. 2. in ways that are opposed to each other. The relief effort was characterized by a tendency to work at cross purposes instead of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • at cross-purposes — in a way that causes confusion or failure because people are working or talking with different goals or purposes We ll never succeed together if we continue to work at cross purposes (with each other). It became clear that they were talking at c …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-purpose — noun Date: 1668 a purpose usually unintentionally contrary to another purpose of oneself or of someone or something else usually used in plural < the two were always working at cross purposes > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-purpose — noun A contrary or conflicting purpose or understanding, especially an unintentional or misconceived one. We are working at cross purposes here, if youre trying to reduce the count and Im trying to increase it …   Wiktionary

  • cross-pur·pos·es — /ˈkrɑːsˈpɚpəsəz/ noun at cross purposes : in a way that causes confusion or failure because people are working or talking with different goals or purposes We ll never succeed together if we continue to work at cross purposes (with each other). It …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cross-dressing in film and television — Film poster for Glen or Glenda …   Wikipedia

  • Grand cross (astrology) — In astrology, a grand cross is said to occur when four planets are all separated from each other by square aspects (90 degrees apart). A grand cross can also be viewed as two oppositions (180 degrees apart) separated from each other by a square.… …   Wikipedia

  • World Trade Center cross — The World Trade Center cross, also known as the Ground Zero cross, is a group of steel beams found amidst the debris of the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attacks which resembles the proportions of a Christian… …   Wikipedia

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