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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.
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A NEW songbook should get primary school children in Newcastle singing from the same hymn sheet.
IG's Jeremy Scott was singing from the same hymn sheet when he said: "To get so close and have it snatched from our grasp in the last few minutes is hard to take.
ITALY coach Marcello Lippi and his Mexican counterpart Ricardo Volpe are singing from the same hymn sheet, lamenting the effect on the national teams of the foreigners in their domestic leagues.
They meet at Tannadice on Tuesday hoping to go on to a summit with Rangers and Celtic 24 hours later all singing from the same hymn sheet.
As Allied troops hunt down the September 11 terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, Deborah's task is to ensure President Bush and Mr Blair are singing from the same hymn sheet when addressing the world.
THE Sydenham Singers are all singing from the same hymn sheet thanks to the Evening Gazette's Wish campaign.
Macdonald is singing from the same hymn sheet as most other people when it comes to his fellow former No 9.
I have spoken to the directors this week and hopefully we are all singing from the same hymn sheet.
That will mean us all getting behind our city and all singing from the same hymn sheet to present a united front.
Coventry is changing and constantly re-inventing itself and the airport is an important part of its future so it is vital - as we are all singing from the same hymn sheet - that we all sit round the table to work out what it is we need to do.
But we all need to start singing from the same hymn sheet and shout more loudly about the city's achievements in order to start changing people's perceptions.
IT WAS refreshing to hear Cllr Mike Storey and Sir David Henshaw singing from the same hymn sheet once more, as Liverpool council's retiring chief executive made his final appearance on the city's executive board.
It shows that we are all now singing from the same hymn sheet after a period in which we sounded like a cat's chorus on an off-day.
Just so that we are all singing from the same hymn sheet then, let's look it up in the dictionary.
When all our parties start singing from the same hymn sheet then we know for sure we are right up against it.