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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.
See also: hymnbook, off, same, sing

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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The RUF Hymnbook takes you to tire verses of text, links to John Newton and John Rees (who wrote verse 5), and download links to a lead sheet in the key of E major, a chord chart, the overhead-projector-formatted verses, and an MP3 file.
Another songbook collection contains 130 school hymnbooks and songbooks in German, Russian, and Estonian compiled for the public schools in Estonia, and published between 1821 and 1940.
She was a musician and composer who would be one of the editors of the new edition of the ecumenical hymnbook, Cant ate Domino, published in 1974.
Maybe it's because they all sing from the same hymnbook and pew.
Lambert's grim soundtrack, after Paul Konchesky's winner on half-time, was straight from the grim reaper's hymnbook - "We want Lambert out" and "You don't know what you're doing" - but Cole insisted the solution lies with the men chosen to wear the shirt.
She was well-known as the author of Music Curriculum Guide and editor of The Children's Hymnbook and Hymns for Youth.
It is composed of essays they have authored as well as the text of the Shaker hymnbook assembled and printed in 1833 by Richard McNemar, a western Presbyterian minister who converted to and became one of the most significant missionaries and advocates in the West for the Shaker movement.
In this performance each member of a choir assembled for the occasion was asked to sing a chosen phrase ending with a question mark from the Methodist hymnbook.
On Christmas Eve, young and old belt out "O Come, All Ye Faithful" with scarcely an eye in the sanctuary turned toward a hymnbook.
He compiled the first hymnbook for the Danish Lutheran Church of which he personally penned 85.
For instance, Die Lieder der Hutterischen Bruderf a Hutterite hymnbook, includes songs about more than a dozen biblical women, including the unnamed mother from 2 Maccabees.
Schaeffer and others, he began a project to adapt the Ministeriums 1855 German hymnbook for use in English-speaking congregations.
The finish was fought out by the gambled pair Hurricane Hymnbook and Lord Lansing, both of whom should be followed in their next engagements, but it was not the first time Gay Gallivanter has suggested a win is in the offing.
To make things even more complicated, historians of the Christian tradition have also come to embrace different methodologies and approaches; the day of all historians of Christianity in this country singing out of the same methodological hymnbook are over, in addition to our being too specialized to be able to rally around a common core.
But the problem is that the world's central banks do not sing from the same hymnbook.