at cross purposes

at cross purposes
Meaning: with aims or goals that conflict or interfere with one another.
Example: The members of Lord’s House fear the two government departments are working at cross purposes.

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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