at cross purposesMeaning: 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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upset the applecart
Meaning: spoil or disrupt a plan or arrangement
Example: We had planned to hold a get-together in the evening, but bad weather upset the applecart. Read on
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