to see eye to eye

Idiom Definition

"to see eye to eye"

to agree about something with another person or group of people

Idiom Definition - to see eye to eye



Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to see eye to eye

The government has decided that it will make recycling mandatory.  It will give fines for people who do not follow the recycling laws.  The government believes that this new consumer recycling law is the best solution to help the environment.  A group of two hundred people have gathered at the government house to protest this new regulation.  The people say that it is not consumers that can make the biggest impact on saving the environment but that it is big industry that could really make a difference.

The people do not see eye to eye with the government.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to see eye to eye

Ned's mother, Anna, is coming to visit Ned and Grace.   Usually, when Anna comes, Grace and Anna argue a lot.  Grace and her mother-in-law do not agree on many issues, most especially on how to look after Ned.  Grace is going to try to talk to and understand her mother-in-law.

Grace wants to see eye to eye with her mother-in-law.

to see eye to eye - Usage:


to see eye to eye - Gerund Form:

Seeing eye to eye with your boss can help to make a harmonious workplace.

to see eye to eye - Examples:

1)  I see eye to eye with my boss when we both agree on how the work should be done.

2)  You see eye to eye with your mother when you agree on parenting issues.

3)  He sees eye to eye with his friends when they agree on the movie they will watch.

4)  She sees eye to eye with her coworkers when they agree on politics.

5)  The union and management see eye to eye on the issue of employee safety.

6)  We see eye to eye because we both have the same views on capital punishment.

7)  You (all) see eye to eye because you (all) were raised with similar values.

8)  They see eye to eye because they both see the situation the same way.

9)  I should make it absolutely clear that my mandate does not see eye to eye with the Obama administration on a range of issues

10)  I imagine that you and I would not see eye to eye on a lot of issues.

11) We do not see eye to eye on a single social issue. 

12)  He doesn't always see eye to eye with his mum.

13)  I have no doubt that you and I see eye to eye on some conservative matters.

14)  You know that you and I do not see eye to eye on most things about Seattle Government.

15)  I just told my Dad that we would never, ever see eye to eye on politics.

16)  I'm glad we see eye to eye on almost everything now, your insight and advice is truly appreciated.

17)  Pardon me if I don't see eye to eye with the generation that elected Nixon, Reagan and Bush. 

18)  They honestly couldn't see eye to eye on any subject and couldn't stop getting in each others faces.

19) He's an awfully good officer, and in the end we see eye to eye on the best way to run a Marine Corps unit. 

20)  You have to wonder if the two men even see eye to eye in their behind-the-scenes interactions.