In disagreement, opposed. For example, It is only natural for the young and old to be at odds over money matters. This idiom uses odds in the sense of “a condition of being unequal or different,” and transfers it to a difference of opinion, or quarrel. [Late 1500s]
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How to use at odds in a sentence
The odds of getting re-arrested are a lot slimmer if a person has a job.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 1972, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.
But taking such action puts them at odds with the most powerful and best-organized segment of their coalition.
The rift put Washington at odds with countries like Brazil, Uruguay or Chile, which seemed to have come to terms with their past.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It had offered odds of 10-1 on the Queen abdicating during the Christmas message.
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
The cupidity of a man had evidently led him to collect together these odds and ends, and try to turn them to profitable account.
Meadows began to play inner planet combinations that occasionally paid, though at short odds.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
We made a good fight I know, the odds were in our favour and success seemed assured.