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See eye to eye

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See eye to eye

Nancy Matos

Reader Question: “Meanwhile, Horatio and Rebecca's relationship is in jeopardy when they don't see eye to eye on a case.”

Could you explain “see eye to eye”?

My comments: In the above example, taken from a synopsis of the hit American television show “CSI: Miami”, the two characters in question, Horatio (played by David Caruso) and Rebecca (played by Taiwanese-American actress Christina Chang), don’t agree on something. When you don’t “see eye to eye” you are in disagreement over an issue; when you do “see eye to eye” you agree on the same thing.

A classic example of not seeing “eye to eye” is in the battle of the sexes. Men and women constantly don’t “see eye to eye” on things, from the woman’s role at home to salary earnings. Parents and their children are usually at odds too, with mom and dad enforcing rules of curfew and housework, whereas children (especially teenagers) may not agree. When people are in agreement and share the same opinion on an issue, however, a more harmonious situation can arise when they do “see eye to eye”.


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About the author:

Nancy Matos is a foreign expert at China Daily Website. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Nancy is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism and Media program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her journalism career in broadcast and print has taken her around the world from New York to Portugal and now Beijing. Nancy is happy to make the move to China and join the China Daily team.