Translation of "cross purposes" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

cross purposesadverb

uk /ˌkrɒs ˈpɜː.pə.sɪz/ us /ˌkrɑːs ˈpɝː.pə.sɪz/
at cross purposes

If two or more people are at cross purposes, they do not understand each other because they are talking about different subjects without realizing this.

(兩人因未意識到彼此談論的事物不同而)相互誤解,相互矛盾,各說各的
I think we've been talking at cross purposes - I meant next year, not this year. 我想我們談論的是兩碼事——我指的是明年,不是今年。

(Translation of “cross purposes” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)