Idiom of the week: See eye to eye

This week in BRIT, our English academy in Tarragona, we want you to learn a new idiom that will enrich your every day communication.


Idiom of the week: See eye to eye

Definition: You see eye to eye with someone when you view something in the same way as he or she does, or when you agree with someone about something.

Example: “It’s great that I finally have a new team member who sees eye to eye with me on most things. We make a really good team!”



It is true, that a great number of idioms are relatively new, ‘see eye to eye’ is an expression that dates back to ancient times. Actually, it is even found in the Bible.

In Isaiah 52:8, we read “The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion.”


Of course, this idiom can also be used to express disagreement as in the following example,

‘Just as in any other job, there are moments when we (coworkers)don’t see eye to eye on certain issues, but these moments are always constructive.’



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