have in common
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have (something) in common (with someone or something)
To share characteristics, interests, opinions, etc. with someone or something. Well, we have one thing in common: we both hate asparagus! The car has a lot in common with the more expensive model, but it does not have an advanced audio system.
have something in common (with someone or something)
[for groups of people or things] to resemble one another in specific ways. Bill and Bob both have red hair. They have that in common with each other. Bob and Mary have a lot in common. I can see why they like each other.