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Does to be at loggerheads mean to be at across purposes?



 
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Does to be at loggerheads mean to be at across purposes? #1 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 19:26 pm   Does to be at loggerheads mean to be at across purposes?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #306 "English Slang Idioms (28)", question 7

The FBI and CIA have been at ......... over several issues for a long time now.

(a) conflict
(b) issue
(c) appointment
(d) loggerheads

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #306 "English Slang Idioms (28)", answer 7

The FBI and CIA have been at loggerheads over several issues for a long time now.

Correct answer: (d) loggerheads

Your answer was: incorrect
The FBI and CIA have been at conflict over several issues for a long time now.
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Does to be at loggerheads mean to be at across purposes? #2 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 19:30 pm   Does to be at loggerheads mean to be at across purposes?
 

at loggerheads - involved in an argument which has reached stalemate. Neither side is willing to give in.
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