- at\ cross\ purposes
- adv. phr.With opposing meanings or aims; with opposing effect or result; with aims which hinder or get in each other's way.
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.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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