Die USA und China liegen in einer Reihe von Handelsfragen über Kreuz

candel

Senior Member
english Irish.
Hi

Would: Die USA und China liegen in einer Reihe von Handelsfragen über Kreuz........mean: the two countries are at odds..that their views crisscross?

Danke sehr.
 
  • berndf

    Moderator
    German (Germany)
    über Kreuz liegen = to have contrary views / opinions
    It is a bit stronger than that. It implies that the parties are actually quarreling the issue not only that opposite views exist. You and I can have opposite views about the tastiness, say, of Belgian beer but we are not "über Kreuz" because we never discussed it and even if we did, as it had not consequences for either of us, it wouldn't matter.
     
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