sing from the same songsheet

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sing from the same songsheet

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 songsheet before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same songsheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: same, sing, songsheet
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It can only be sorted by strong politicians singing from the same songsheet.
You could see that both sets of fans at Upton park were literally singing from the same songsheet when the home support started to chant 'You don't know what you're doing' at Anthony Taylor after he sent off Gibson.
FORMER England colleagues Steve McClaren and Sven Goran Eriksson were not singing from the same songsheet after their East Midlands derby.
HEURELHO GOMES isn't singing from the same songsheet as the Spurs faithful or the stereotypical modern-day footballer .
It has been disappointing to see two more leaders of the council singing from the same songsheet.
And Foley is singing from the same songsheet as all at Molineux - win the last three games and the play-offs are still possible.
The pair are singing from the same songsheet and that shows in the balance sheet as well as on the pitch.
Even Prezza, though, proved incapable of knocking American and Russian heads together at Kyoto, and it has taken almost a decade to get the US singing from the same songsheet as the rest of us.
If for you Saturday's Heineken Cup semi-final is as much about Wales versus England as Llanelli Scarlets against Leicester, then you're singing from the same songsheet as Stradey Park head coach Phil Davies.
They both know that the chairman, Keith Lamb and myself are singing from the same songsheet.
They were singing from the same songsheet, though, when they spoke of the need to do something about their dreadful domestic record that sees them 12 points adrift of leaders Celtic with 12 games played.
They appeared to be singing from the same songsheet as George Bush, who said this week that it would be naive and a mistake to make such a claim.
I genuinely wanted to go back to Southampton but if you're going in as manager you need to have everybody at board level singing from the same songsheet.
He has travelled up and down the M4 to make sure everybody is singing from the same songsheet.