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compare notes

to exchange information and opinions We met at the coffee shop to compare notes on our new boss. The two sisters always compared notes.
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compare notes

if two people compare notes, they tell each other what they think about something that they have both done We'd had the same boyfriend at different times in our life so it was quite interesting to compare notes.
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compare notes

Exchange information, observations, or opinions about something, as in Michael and Jane always compare notes after a department meeting. This term originally referred to written notes. [c. 1700]
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compare notes

To exchange ideas, views, or opinions.
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It will be fun to just kick back, relax and compare notes during the show," said Miller.
They held salons where members of the establishment could get together and socialize, compare notes, exchange political gossip, commiserate, collude.
According to Roberto Viejo, president, Procermex, the marketing affiliate of the Modelo Group, 17 international importers from 15 countries will meet in Guadalajara, Mexico, to compare notes on successful marketing tactics and campaigns to develop a global marketing strategy.
It was a very good exercise for all three regional organizations to compare notes and to come to agreement on definitions for these terms.
He remarked, however, that this cooperation became especially marked in Cancun and "there is a new cooperation with OPEC concerning the outlook, how we can calibrate our outlooks and compare notes on our assumptions etc".
Sanchez noted that there would be no bells telling students what to do, and the 10-year reunion would be where they could compare notes and find out if their lives were more than just ``bills, work and paying taxes.
When Gay Hollywood's not-yet-fab five get together to eat pizza (worked off religiously the next day, I feel certain) and compare notes, there's an American Idol meets That Girl conversational template at work.
Fukuda welcomed the proposal and said it is important for countries playing key roles in Asia to compare notes on various issues, the official said.
Tonight, it's the turn of leather-bound David Dickinson to compare notes with Stuart's trousers and actor Ioan Gruffudd gets Cable-d at his mum's house.
Koizumi ''will discuss (with Roh) bilateral relations between Japan and South Korea and compare notes over North Korean issues such as its nuclear weapons development program and its (past) abduction of Japanese nationals,'' the chief cabinet secretary told reporters.
WOMEN who help other women through community and voluntary work in Coventry got together on Friday to compare notes.
When you receive the Truth in Lending forms," explains Ingrid Compton, assistant manager of Fillmore Real Estate in Brooklyn, New York, "it is important to compare notes from your initial meetings to make sure everything is presented exactly how you previously discussed it.
Winter road managers are also able to compare notes and experiences to help improve operations, share information, and reduce costs.
Even if your parents are not similarly occupied, separate anyway during campus visits, and compare notes later.
In September, an assortment of biologists, ecologists, computer scientists, and engineers came together in Europe to compare notes on insect behavior and algorithm development at three meetings with intriguing titles: the Sixth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature and the Sixth International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, both in Paris, and the Second International Workshop on Ant Algorithms (ANTS 2000) in Brussels.