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oil and water

Definition of oil and water in English:

Used to refer to two elements, factors, or people that do not agree or blend together.
Example sentences
  • By trying to make it one, they have ended up with something akin to an attempt at mixing oil and water together.
  • Ballads and nu metal bands go together like oil and water, don't they?
  • Normally I would assume that tact and a blunt guy like Matt go together about as well as oil and water, but Matt's social graces come from a genuine wish to make everybody happy.
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