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sing off the same hymnbook

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. Primarily heard in UK. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way, we'll all be singing off the same hymnbook before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same hymnbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
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sing from the same hymnbook

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. Primarily heard in UK. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way, we'll all be singing from the same hymnbook before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same hymnbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymnbook, same, sing

read from the same page

 and sing from the same hymnbook
Cliché share the same understanding of something. Okay, I think we are reading from the same page now. We can discuss the future of this project more productively.
See also: page, read, same
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There are resources to finding hymns at the back of most contemporary hymnbooks.
The 'Preface' from Johnson's hymnbook, for example, highlighted its ecumenical nature and provided a valuable idea concerning which tunes were becoming accessible to the various Christian traditions in the colony.
Here is a tried-but-true cliche: Getting everyone to sing out of the same hymnbook is key to a harmonious board.
It is important to put in place a governance structure that ensures that all the different disciplines in your organization are "singing off the same hymnbook.
Based on traditional Protestant spirituality, The Book of Praise also references the name of the Presbyterian Church of Canada's hymnbook, thus signalling a deeper, personal significance.
He says the Coventry Carol wasn't included in the standard volume of Hymns Ancient and Modern of Songs of Praise, the secondary school hymnbook of his childhood.
Ten years later, colleague Arthur Fry, from Minnesota, used the "useless" glue to stop his paper bookmark falling out of his hymnbook in the church choir.
Fifth, the tone quality may be light and pure or a nasal, country twang, but the phrasing is invariably legato except for the final note, which is cut off quickly rather than held, despite the fact that one Amish hymnbook notated the final as a long note (Yoder 1942, 13).
So it's a bit rich to have a go at Hampden or the SFA when they are signing from the same commercial hymnbook as Rangers.
Inter viewed around the North west, industry representatives and lobbyists are singing from the same hymnbook about tinderbox conditions that, they say, are the result of environmentalist hand-wringing and misguided USFS fire-prevention policies.
I know there are some on the left who thrill to hear anyone denouncing big corporations, but we need to hear the whole Buchanan song, not just the verse he stole from our hymnbook.
This way both of us are "singing out of the same hymnbook," as we often say in Tennessee.
Later, in church, while we were all singing "Strange Are Thy Ways," with me sitting at the end of the Peak family pew and Ann Peak beside me in the aisle in her wheelchair, that she leaned over behind her hymnbook and told me I really must be the world's lousiest lawyer.
This ensures that all levels of employees are, in effect, singing from the same hymnbook," Utiger said.
Also, the Sialkot Convention Hymnbook recommends using Psalm 24 at the taking of Holy Communion, which, however, is seldom actually done.