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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They are all singing from the same hymnsheet, united to the greater cause of bringing Scotland back to the major finals stage after 17 long years standing outside the party, freezing cold and miserable.
If United can find their A Game this should be another three points, providing Pardew has his troops singing from the same hymnsheet.
A choir serenaded Ferguson with a rendition of 'Happy Birthday to You' and the crowd joined in too, but the United team was not singing from the same hymnsheet.
Jones himself is singing from the same hymnsheet as his striker ahead of Forest and was also keen to dampen expectation.
If the only problems plaguingAnfield at that timewere between owners and manager thatwould have been bad enough, but it soon became clear that Hicks andGillettwere not singing from the same hymnsheet either.
You need everybody to be singing from the same hymnsheet and that wasn't the case,' said Hill.
The Kerry squad return to training tonight with John O'Keeffe still waving the baton and O Se singing from the same hymnsheet.
That's the last thing Jig or any of his team-mates want to be doing as everybody needs to be singing from the same hymnsheet over the next couple of weeks.
All week the club has been banging on about backing the boys, in an effort to get fans and players singing from the same hymnsheet.
I'm great friends with the people at Sony, but we weren't singing from the same hymnsheet.