vice versa

This page is about the idiom vice versa


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