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 from the same hymn sheet

or

sing from the same song sheet

BRITISH
If two or more people sing from the same hymn sheet or sing from the same song sheet, they express the same opinions about a subject in public. The important thing is to bring together the departments so that we're all singing from the same hymn sheet. As she and her husband deal with the latest scandal, they can at least be relied on to sing from the same song sheet.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing

sing from the same hymn (or song) sheet

present a united front in public by not disagreeing with one another. British informal
2000 South China Morning Post We're all singing from the same hymn sheet and there is a real will to clean up the game, though it may take a life ban to restore cricket's credibility.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing
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She's got the SFA and SPFL singing from her hymnsheet and has persuaded government to see football as less than the devil incarnate.
The fact that there's four of us gives us a stronger voice; we're working in tandem and all singing from the same hymnsheet.
ROBERT ELSTONE understandably sparked a lot of interest among Evertonians with his comments that the club could look forward to a "busy and exciting summer with big investments" and it's great that the chief executive and manager seem to be singing from the same hymnsheet.
He has another nine months on his contract and, after alienating many with his war of attrition playing style he is finally singing from a similar hymnsheet to the supporters.
Defending is so much easier when everyone is singing off the same hymnsheet - and that's exactly what United have done recently.
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.
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.
So current moves make engineers' data easily accessible and newly relevant to other people, and add other people's data to the single system, forming a single hymnsheet that all can sing from.
Its purpose is to ensure that the plant does what the customers wanted, that the highest standards of quality and safety are achieved, and that everyone is singing from the same hymnsheet.
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.
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.