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    #11

    Re: after one's heart?

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Do you have an idiom for that Anglika, if someone is not after your own heart?
    There are several in that area, though not exactly the same:

    Not seeing eye to eye - this implies a closer relationship than with GB; for example 'My manager and I don't see eye to eye'.

    Being 'at daggers drawn' - implies much stronger animosity

    Being 'not on the same page' - implies a closer relationship

    Not singing from the same hymn-book - implies a closer relationship too

    Maybe just 'he's not my kind of man/[some other noun]'


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    Don't worry, Anglika, it was just an example sentence - honest!

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    #12

    Re: after one's heart?

    Phew - what a relief!

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    Talking Re: after one's heart?

    Then I think GB is not Anglika's kind of man,


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    Re: after one's heart?

    As long as we are teaching blouen "not singing from the same hymn-book," I would like what I consider its opposite: "preaching to the choir." This means the person being addressed already shares your opinion.

    "No need to tell me what you think about Gordon Brown; you're preaching to the choir!"

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    Re: after one's heart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    As long as we are teaching blouen "not singing from the same hymn-book," I would like what I consider its opposite: "preaching to the choir." This means the person being addressed already shares your opinion.

    "No need to tell me what you think about Gordon Brown; you're preaching to the choir!"
    That means "I agree with you", right???

    I hope that we are singing from the same hymn book.


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    Re: after one's heart?

    Absolutely.

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    #17

    Re: after one's heart?

    How do we use 'at daggers drawn' in a sentence? I somewhat find it hard making a sentence out of it.


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    #18

    Re: after one's heart?

    It's very British, I think. I've never heard anyone in the US say it, but I've read it in novels.

    "I can't believe you invited Harry to dinner when I told you I had already invited Jack! Those two have been at daggers drawn ever since Carlotta's divorce!"

    (Is that right, BobK?)

    The image is of the combatants about to spring upon one another; they've already pulled their daggers from the sheaths.

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    Re: after one's heart?

    Perfect

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    Wink Re: after one's heart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    It's very British, I think. I've never heard anyone in the US say it, but I've read it in novels.

    "I can't believe you invited Harry to dinner when I told you I had already invited Jack! Those two have been at daggers drawn ever since Carlotta's divorce!"

    (Is that right, BobK?)

    The image is of the combatants about to spring upon one another; they've already pulled their daggers from the sheaths.
    Such hostility that they are much ready to stab each other!!! I'm so glad I haven't got anybody drawing daggers at me.

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