Definition of butt heads in English:

butt heads

phrase

North American
informal
  • Engage in conflict or be in strong disagreement.

    • ‘I believe having the a-pawns continue to butt heads is better for White.’
    • ‘I wrote an essay once and it was really extremely violent, about a CIA guy and a KGB guy butting horns.’
    • ‘Maybe that's the BIG MYSTERY of why journalists and bloggers are butting heads.’
    • ‘The elected president of her campus Hillel, she tried to pull together a balanced panel discussion on the conflict, but soon butted heads with her supervisor at the local Jewish Community Center.’
    • ‘Well, the leader of UNHCR will always be butting heads with world governments.’
    • ‘Scientists achieve great things, he argued, because, like rams butting heads on the African veldt, they're attempting to woo mates and ensure their genetic heritage.’
    • ‘And if they're butting heads in there, and they do call for the bailiff or whatever, then the judge will interview each one of them and try to see if there's any - if there's any way any one of them could change their minds in this.’
    • ‘I'm not sure, however, how much a someone who joyfully butts heads with opponents actually wins in Washington, DC.’
    • ‘But though they are a team publicly, they continue to butt heads privately over ideas, people, and the nature of the future, in a relationship that is both a rare love affair and intellectual warfare.’
    • ‘Swinging Sinatra butts heads with button down Robinson until a quick ending and easy solution are found.’
    • ‘I had so many examples of our butting heads about design.’
    • ‘And you could challenge him on those opinions, and sometimes we kind of butted heads about stuff, but we always managed to work it out.’
    • ‘The cycle of negativity has to be broken, and I think it's time to take another approach at making things work, because butting heads is obviously not working.’
    • ‘And it's very intense, and it's good to have somebody really strong to butt heads against.’
    • ‘Secretary Powell was known for the one who was butting heads and really trying to push in certain instances a different agenda.’
    • ‘Well, this is around the time I also started butting heads a lot with Richard, among others.’
    • ‘Who should have done what was clearly the issue for debate as the Brechin men butted foreheads and debated the point.’
    • ‘He can be cocky and arrogant, always butting heads with local medical professionals.’
    • ‘We're still going to physical therapy to try to get you to put weight on your legs, but I think we're butting heads with the most stubborn part of your personality.’
    • ‘A sequence of senior staff members butted heads with the charismatic editor, but the magazine's intellectual identity was as recalcitrant as its finances.’