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Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
And we were at cross purpose. For now it was becoming clear to me that Mary did not mean to marry me. (Walls’ The Passionate Friends”)
at cross purpose = with contradictory intentions
Thank you for your efforts.
This is far more commonly used in the plural - nowadays at least.
"At cross purposes"
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