sing from the same hymn sheet

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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
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Surprisingly his Hibs counterpart sang from the same hymnsheet with Hughes at pains to stress how Hearts are overwhelming favourites to win on their own turf despite a woeful start to the campaign.
Gemmell sang from the same hymnsheet but the former defender's European pedigree shone through when he expressed a desire for Celtic to step up their challenge for honours outside Scotland.