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sing off the same songsheet

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

sing off the same songbook

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

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 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 songsheet

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

sing from the same songbook

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

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 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

sing like a canary

To inform against someone to the police or other authority about their criminal or illicit behavior. I heard Joey Malone has been singing like a canary in the hopes of getting his sentence reduced. Let's make sure he's sleeping with the fishes before he gets the chance!
See also: canary, like, sing

sing in tribulation

To succumb to torture and confess one's misdeeds. I know he stole chickens from my farm, and he'll tell you all about it, once he's singing in tribulation!
See also: sing, tribulation

sing soprano

To be able to sing in the soprano vocal range, which is the highest singing voice for women and boys. The soprano range starts at middle C and goes two octaves higher. Who here can sing soprano? I can't believe they picked me to sing soprano on the harmony for that song—I'm so excited!
See also: sing

sing (someone's or something's) praises

To speak very highly of something or someone; to enthusiastically endorse someone or something; to extol the virtues, benefits, or good qualities of someone or something. Our manager has been singing the new developers' praises. I hope they're up to the job! Jeff sang his phone's praises right up until it froze on him all of a sudden last night.
See also: praise, sing

sing the same tune

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

sang froid

Calmness and composure while under pressure on in difficult circumstances. The phrase is French and literally means "cold blood." I'm sorry I had to ask you to make a presentation at the last minute, but you showed great sang froid up there.
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sing (one's) heart out

To sing with great zeal or enthusiasm, to the fullest extent of one's ability. I was surprised when that shy little girl got up on stage and sang her heart out.
See also: heart, out, sing

sing the blues

1. Literally, to sing blues music or in that style. There was this old man singing the blues at the bar last night—it was a really moving bit of music.
2. By extension, to complain, whine, or express grief, especially as a means of gaining sympathy from others. Many people will sing the blues over trivial inconveniences, while millions of others silently suffer real hardships every day.
See also: blues, sing

sing up a storm

To sing enthusiastically and often, typically during a certain period of time. Even since Jill found out that she'll be the lead in the musical, she's been singing up a storm around the house.
See also: sing, storm, up

sing out

1. To sing in a loud, clear voice. The street performer sang out from the sidewalk so the entire pedestrian mall could hear him. We had to sing out to be heard over the construction noises outside the building.
2. To say or announce something very loudly, clearly, and vigorously. She sang out my name from across the station. She started singing out for help when her foot got stuck in the tracks.
See also: out, sing

sing a different tune

To change one's opinion, behavior, or attitude, especially suddenly or abruptly. He never used to support that political candidate, but he's singing a different tune all of a sudden. I used to be very cynical about the world, but ever since surviving that car wreck, I've been singing a different tune! They'll be singing a different tune after they see what we've come up with.
See also: different, sing, tune

sing a different song

To change one's opinion, behavior, or attitude, especially suddenly or abruptly. He never used to support that political candidate, but he's singing a different song all of a sudden. I used to be very cynical about the world, but ever since surviving that car wreck, I've been singing a different song! They'll be singing a different song after they see what we've come up with.
See also: different, sing, song

sing along

To sing the same words or music of a song at the same time as it is being sung, performed, or played. He encouraged the audience to sing along, but only a few people participated. Our toddler always likes to sing along with us whenever we start belting out some Disney tune or another. I think it's cute the way he sings along to the radio in the car.
See also: sing

sing a different tune

 and sing another tune
Fig. to change one's manner, usually from bad to good. (Almost the same as dance to another tune.) When she learned that I was a bank director, she began to sing a different tune. You will sing another tune as soon as you find out how right I am!
See also: different, sing, tune

sing along (with someone or something)

to sing with someone or with the accompaniment of some instrument(s). Harry played all the old songs and everybody sang along. Let's sing along with Mary. She knows some good songs.
See also: sing

sing out

to sing louder. sing out, please. This is a very large hall. The sopranos will have to sing out more.
See also: out, sing

sing something out

to sing or announce something loudly. The teacher sang the names out loud and clear. she sang out "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a loud voice.
See also: out, sing

sing a different tune

Also, sing another tune. See change one's tune.
See also: different, sing, tune

sing out

Call out loudly, shout, as in One of them fell in the stream and sang out for help. [Early 1800s]
See also: out, sing

sing a different tune

or

sing a different song

1. If someone sings a different tune or sings a different song, they express an opinion which is the opposite of the opinion that they expressed a short time ago. Only a week ago, Peters was insisting that the minister resign yet suddenly, for no apparent reason, he is singing a different tune. Note: You can also say that someone sings the same tune or sings the same song, meaning that they continue to express the same opinion. The president basically sent the signal that he's going to keep singing the same tune he's been singing.
2. If people sing a different tune or sing a different song, they express different opinions about the same subject. The problem of homelessness is very serious and it doesn't help that two Government departments are singing different songs. Note: You can also say that people sing the same tune or sing the same song, to mean that they express the same opinion about something. The party were at last united, all singing the same tune.
See also: different, sing, tune

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 a different tune (or song)

change your opinion about or attitude towards someone or something.
See also: different, sing, tune

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

sing along

v.
To sing in unison with a song or singer that one is listening to: The performer urged the audience to sing along. I turned up the radio and sang along to the song.
See also: sing

sing out

v.
1. To sing loudly and clearly: The choir sang out from the choir loft.
2. To say something loudly or in a lively manner: The announcer sang out the name of the winner. The shopkeeper sang a greeting out as we went by.
See also: out, sing
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Sa mga 10 ka ahensya sang gobyerno nga ginsurvey, ang PhilHealth, upod sa Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) kag Social Security System(SSS) nakapasar nga may grado sa ila mga serbisyo nga indi magnubo sa 70.
Le sang est precieux, il est irremplacable et Il n'existe aujourd'hui aucun produit capable de se substituer completement au don de sang humain.
His research team waited until a male sang one of the songs shared with a neighbor.
They sang the women they knew; the children they had been; the animals they had tamed themselves or seen others tame.
I sang in schools and colleges and I sang whatever I thought was appropriate.
Au Maroc, le don du sang est une pratique fortement ancree dans notre societe et la journee mondiale des donneurs de sang n'a jamais dementi l'exceptionnel engouement des citoyens qui repondent toujours presents au niveau des differents centres de transfusion sanguine.
I used to think I could sing like Jolson, People would cry when he sang of his Mam.
An estimated 6 million students in schools across the country Thursday sang the national anthem at exactly the same time.
With excitement, the preacher and congregation begin to sing the song that God and the Word sang before the creation.
The first time she heard him at an audition, she recalls, "He sang an aria from Tancredi with the high A and everything.
Yet because of the prayerful words we sang and the reflective attitude that singing chant demands, we were also transforming those same anxieties, troubles, and animosities through the medium of music.
In contrast, the song that Gracie Mae sings is meaningful and "true," more so at the time of the story than when she wrote and first sang the song, because it resonates her experience.
One ornithologist heard a chickadee that sang another species' song.
Eecrit par Ouardirhi Abdelaziz Journee mondiale du don du sang A l'instar des autres pays de la planete, le Maroc a celebre, samedi 14 juin, la journee mondiale du don de sang.