Sunday, January 10, 2010


I was trying to describe how a friend has been feeling lately--I wanted to say that she seemed like she was at odds with herself. But then I wondered if you can say that. Can you use at odds that way? And as happens when you think too hard about a word or expression, it stopped making sense at all, and I wondered if I really knew what it meant. So I googled it.

The first thing listed was from "If you are at odds with someone, you cannot agree with them and argue."

This reassured me that I did know what it meant. But I also took note: is not an ESL resource I'll want to recommend to students.

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