common thread

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common thread (to all this)

Fig. a similar idea or pattern to a series of events. All of these incidents are related. There is a common thread to all this.
See also: common, thread
References in classic literature ?
You can imagine, Watson, with what eagerness I listened to this extraordinary sequence of events, and endeavored to piece them together, and to devise some common thread upon which they might all hang.
Katara Art Centre (KAC) is collaborating with Qatar's only pop-up boutique, Common Thread, for an exclusive trunk show, opening on Thursday May 3 at 7pm at Katara Cultural Village.
The common thread uniting PA Arabs is the wish to destroy Israel, but even that is not shared by Arabs outside circles of terrorists, academics and politicians.
The building, owned by Buccleuch Estates and leased by care organisation Common Thread, immediately went up in flames.
And it runs as a common thread through each of the other strategies, from clarifying, to separating, to simplifying, to measurement and the tracking of results against expectations.
A common thread of personal reminiscence and background explanations permeates the writings, which often feature stories quoted from Huichol myth and legend.
The chirp-like conversation between the piccolo and piano are a common thread throughout the piece and the listener is drawn into the story and is sometimes surprised by the creative turns the conversation takes.
What's the common thread that runs through having all the money you'll ever need, never doing without love, being surrounded by an ever-growing family of friends, and having a yard full of 'dandelions?
The common thread of entries in the anthology is that, with a uniquely Turkish spirit, they capture the emotion of love in all its forms and foibles.
The role of oxidative stress and accumulated oxidative damage as a factor in the development of chronic diseases was a common thread throughout these presentations.
The common thread was that classes worked as teams and students felt pride in earning their classroom points,'' Principal Kathy Wolfson said .
In her book Hecht embarks on an ambitious goal, to survey almost three millennia of recorded history seeking evidence of the common thread of doubt within the wide variety of peoples and cultures.
What is the common thread connecting these diverse approaches?
Fire in My Soul reveals a common thread in Norton's life, a tireless work ethic and a relentless pursuit of goals, from working her way through college to graduating from Yale Law School.