See eye to eye

Saman.12

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Hi!

I wonder where the idiom(?) "see eye to eye" is coming from
&
is it common to use this term in these days?
&
what does it exactly mean?

Thanks.
 

emsr2d2

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Hi!

I wonder where the idiom [STRIKE](?)[/STRIKE] "see eye to eye" [STRIKE]is coming[/STRIKE] comes from.
[STRIKE]&[/STRIKE]
Is it common to use this term [STRIKE]in[/STRIKE] these days?
[STRIKE]&[/STRIKE]
What does it [STRIKE]exactly[/STRIKE] mean?

Thanks.

Welcome to the forum.

See my changes above.

I don't know where it comes from but apparently there's an example of its use in the Bible so it's pretty old.
Yes, it's still fairly commonly used in British English.
Have you looked the phrase up online to find out the meaning? We are not here to replace a good dictionary or an internet search engine.
 

Rover_KE

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... for example, googling 'see eye to eye' leads to this page.
 

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Hi. found something here! http://www.thefreedictionary.com/see+eye+to+eye
If you have some other questions you can always ask me, i have tones of time, I'm sick and the only thing that I'm able to do now is to spend lots of time here, as well as searching rx discounts which is supposed to help me later with my health problems. So if you have such questions i have time to help you, to find the answers.
 
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Rover_KE

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Welcome to the forum, Abbecit, and thank you for your contribution.

However, please read this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.
 

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It's still commonly used in AmE as well.
 
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