set aside (one's) differences

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set aside (one's) differences

Of multiple people or groups of people, to forget about or set aside the things that one argues about, disagrees with, or dislikes about the other side, usually in order to achieve a common goal. It's really remarkable to see the two factions set aside their differences in the name of reclaiming their country as a sovereign state. We'll need to set aside our differences if we hope to establish peace in the region.
See also: aside, difference, set
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Congress leaders have recently agreed to set aside their differences and instead focus on the draft charter which they would submit for people's approval.
Expect swords, slaughter and sorcery as arch-rivals and Britons Kerra (Reilly) and Antedia (Wanamaker) set aside their differences to combat their new common enemy -- the armies representing the awesome might of the Roman Empire, led by the towering figure of General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey).
They are expected to set aside their differences and join the government in supporting the merger, thereby they will be making their contribution to a good cause.
Muslim states must set aside their differences and draw up a joint strategy to deal with the situation.
Earlier, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called on young people to set aside their differences and added that clashes and conflicts take place in the world as a result of some people's sense of superiority due to their religion, culture or race.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Head of Hamas political bureau Saleh al-Arouri underlined that the Palestinian resistance group and Iran have agreed to set aside their differences, adding that ties with Tehran do not harm any other country.
The time demands that people of Kashmir along with the pro-India parties should set aside their differences and get united to defend Article 35A, he said.
SCOTLAND'S politicians set aside their differences yesterday to mark the death of MP Jo Cox.
He called on countries in the region to set aside their differences and dedicate their energy in preserving cultural site for the sake of future generations.
They should set aside their differences and reject all sectarian elements to ensure a secured future for their children.
Two ideologically opposed detectives will have to set aside their differences in order to successfully arrest a serial killer who for years has terrorised the local community.
Islamabad -- President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the regional countries to set aside their differences and work in unison for a better and prosperous future of South Asia.
He and Robbie have set aside their differences to collaborate on a blockbuster film for the school.
In this regard, President Zuma urged Libyan people and its leaders to set aside their differences and unite to put the country on a path of peace, unity and prosperity.
But a mission to capture a villain requires them to set aside their differences.