meeting of the minds


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meeting of (the) minds

A situation in which two or more people reach an understanding or agreement. There was a meeting of the minds between finance industry leaders and law enforcement in order to help curb financial fraud. After debating for hours, we finally came to a meeting of minds and decided on a name for our band.
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meeting of the minds

the establishment of agreement; complete agreement. After a lot of discussion we finally reached a meeting of the minds. We struggled to bring about a meeting of the minds on the issues.
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meeting of the minds

Agreement, concord, as in The teachers and the headmaster had a meeting of the minds regarding smoking in school. This expression uses meet in the sense of "arrive at mutual agreement," as clergyman Edward B. Pusey did in a letter of 1851: "Devout minds, of every school ... meet at least in this."
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meeting of the minds

Agreement; concord.
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However, due to the complexity of real estate transactions today, there is no hard and fast rule regarding the extent of the agreement that must be reached for a meeting of the minds to be established.
ADP client Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), one of the world's most successful investment banking firms, was also honored at Meeting of the Minds as an ADP Advocate of the Year.
Pat Donahue, executive vice president of Donahue-Schrieber, said the company and the city had a meeting of the minds over plans for redesigning the company's Sinaloa Shopping Center on Los Angeles Avenue.
Generally, to be entitled to commissions a broker must be the procuring cause in bringing about a meeting of the minds between the parties to a transaction.
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But I'm very confident we're going to come to a meeting of the minds on what this ought to be.
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