see eye to eye

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Verb[edit]

see eye to eye

  1. (idiomatic) To agree, especially in every respect; to concur; to get along.
    • 1899, Rudyard Kipling, Stalky & Co., ch. 7:
      [N]o two people in the world see eye to eye.
    • 1921, P. G. Wodehouse, Indiscretions of Archie, ch. 6:
      [T]hey did not often hear their superior make many suggestions with which they saw eye to eye.
    • 2006 March 30, Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates, "What's Behind the Ground Zero Stalemate," Time:
      Furthermore, Silverstein and Pataki never completely saw eye to eye on the master plan, disagreeing on such issues as the choice of architect.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is usually used in a negative form, e.g. We don't see eye to eye, they have difficulty seeing eye to eye.