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at loggerheads



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at loggerheads
     1. prep. (figuratively) Unable to agree; opposing.
           We were really at loggerheads about what to do with the money we found on the side of the road; she said we should turn it in, I said we should keep it.
Analysis
at
     1. prep. In, near, or in the general vicinity of a particular place.
           Caesar was at Rome;  at the corner of Fourth Street and Vine;  at Jim’s house
     2. prep. (indicating time) (Indicating occurrence in an instant of time or a period of time relatively short in context or from the speaker's perspective.)
           at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night.
     3. prep. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
loggerheads
     1. n. plural of loggerhead
     2. n. Fisticuffs; fighting.
     3. n. (dialect) The knapweed.

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If the wardrobes of two generations traditionally at loggerheads are becoming increasingly similar, it reflects the fact that young women have more in common with their mothers than previous generations. 

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