hymnsheet

sing off the same hymn sheet

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 hymn sheet before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same hymn sheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymn, off, same, sheet, sing

sing from the same hymn sheet

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 hymn sheet before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same hymn sheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing

sing the same tune

  (British, American & Australian) also sing from the same hymnsheet/songsheet (British)
if a group of people sing the same tune, they say the same things about a subject in public (usually in continuous tenses) I want to make sure we're all singing the same tune before we give any interviews to the newspapers.
See also: same, sing, tune
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They are all singing from the same hymnsheet, united to the greater cause of bringing Scotland back to the major finals stage after 17 long years standing outside the party, freezing cold and miserable.
As a 19th century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins never really set my heart racing but his namesake, a progressive son of Dubawi, has me singing off his hymnsheet in today's annual Doncaster showdown.
comes to football, we comes to football, we all sing from the same all sing from the same hymnsheet.
McDowell and Rory McIlroy were singing off the same hymnsheet at Royal Liverpool, insisting they've never prepared better for a tilt at Open glory.
If United can find their A Game this should be another three points, providing Pardew has his troops singing from the same hymnsheet.
As the claret and blue faithful went through their hymnsheet of chants to make their own entertainment at Stoke, that famous Christmas carol should have been included.
Okay, sometimes it is very difficult to get all constituencies on the same hymnsheet but I am proud of the fact that RFC has been a pretty good collective effort and we've managed to keep most people in the boat.
A choir serenaded Ferguson with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday to You' and the crowd joined in too, but the United team was not singing from the same hymnsheet.
He said: "What we have to do is get all stakeholders - the Premier League, Football League, PFA(Professional Footballers' Association) and LMA (League Managers' Association) - on the same hymnsheet.
HYMNSHEET receives the seal of approval in the Brother 141 Handicap at Kempton.
Jones himself is singing from the same hymnsheet as his striker ahead of Forest and was also keen to dampen expectation.
Another eye-catching entry is the Sir Michael Stoutetrained Hymnsheet, a full sister to Group 1 winner Chorist.
But James George, director at strategy consultants OC&C, says companies need to work hard to make the different internal functions sing from the same hymnsheet.
That's the last thing Jig or any of his team-mates want to be doing as everybody needs to be singing from the same hymnsheet over the next couple of weeks.