vice versa

This page is about the idiom vice versa.

Meaning: You can say "vice versa" when what you have just said is also true in the opposite, or reverse, order.

For example:

  • He doesn't believe anything she says, and vice versa. They really don't trust each other.

  • During the cold war, the Americans tried to spy on the Russians, and vice versa.

Origin: From Latin, meaning "the other way round" or "the position being reversed".

Quick Quiz:

I like talking to Robert, and vice versa. Robert

a. doesn't like talking to me

b. likes talking to me

c. likes talking to everyone

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Contributor: Matt Errey