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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “cross purposes”

cross purposes

adverb
 
 
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。
Misunderstanding
(Definition of cross purposes from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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