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Do not see eye to eye

"to not see eye to eye..." / "to not see eye to eye with someone..."

Meaning: to not agree with someone; to disagree with another person or people

Similar Expressions
  • We don't see eye to eye about that issue.
  • We disagree about that issue.
  • We don't agree about that issue.
When do we use it?

We can use this expression whenever two or more people do not agree about something. It is just a different way to say that two or people disagree.

How do we use it?

We can use this expression with different subjects. But remember that this expression can only be used when there are at least two people.
  • We don't see eye to eye on how to solve this problem.
  • Mark and I don't see eye to eye about where to invest our money.
  • I don't see eye to eye with my parents about how to live my life.
  • Tina doesn't see eye to see with Greg about this project.
Remember that we need at least two people to use this expression.
  • I don't see eye to eye about that issue.
Example English Conversations

A) Everyone thinks that this project will be very successful.
B) Actually, I don't see eye to see with everyone about that. I think that this project is too risky and that it will probably fail.

A) My wife and I don't see eye to eye about how to spend our money.
B) I think most couples don't see eye to eye about that.

A) What are they arguing about?
B) They are arguing about next year's budget. They don't see eye to eye on how many new employees we should hire.

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