sing from the same hymnbook

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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
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And, with regards to the Severn Barrage, beware when Hain and Cameron are singing from the same hymnbook.
Let's take a classic case of Vatican officials not singing from the same hymnbook.
Inter viewed around the North west, industry representatives and lobbyists are singing from the same hymnbook about tinderbox conditions that, they say, are the result of environmentalist hand-wringing and misguided USFS fire-prevention policies.