never the twain shall meet

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Used to emphasize that two subjects are so different that they cannot coexist or agree with each other.

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  • From The Ballad of East and West, by Rudyard Kipling: "Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet..."
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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никогда не встретимся

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