In disagreement, opposed. For example, It is only natural for the young and old to be at odds over money matters. This idiom uses odds in the sense of "a condition of being unequal or different," and transfers it to a difference of opinion, or quarrel. [Late 1500s]
at odds with; at odds with (oneself) at odds with (someone or something) at odds with someone; at odds with something; at odds with the world; at once; at one; at one blow; at one fell swoop; at one go; at one remove; at one sitting; at one stroke; at one time; at one time or another; at one with (someone or something) at one's; at one's beck and call; at one's best
1 not be in agreement with somebody about something: I’m at odds with her on the question of nuclear energy. 2 (of two things) not match or correspond to each other: His colourful way of dressing is strangely at odds with his shy personality. See also: odds. Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017. See also:
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at odds. Meaning | Synonyms. to disagree about something; to argue about a matter; two things that seem to be opposites; in conflict; at variance; in disagreement or dispute; arguing; Example Sentences. They are at odds about the fundraiser that I being held on Saturday. We are at odds about how to punish our son for skipping school. I take the matter much more seriously than my husband does.
Idiom: at odds (with someone / something) not in agreement; Example sentences — Suddenly my best friends are at odds with each other so now I have to see them separately. — I’ve been at odds with the board of directors regarding salaries for months. — My philosophy on how to raise kids was at odds with my ex-husband's so it's good we were never able to get pregnant.
In disagreement, opposed. For example, It is only natural for the young and old to be at odds over money matters. This idiom uses odds in the sense of “a condition of being unequal or different,” and transfers it to a difference of opinion, or quarrel. [Late 1500s]
4. An amount or degree by which one thing exceeds or falls short of another: won the contest by considerable odds. Idioms: at odds. In disagreement; in conflict: "The artist and the self-critic ... are, with a few felicitous exceptions, forever at odds" (Joyce Carol Oates). by all odds.