sing off the same hymn sheet

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sing off 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 off the same hymn sheet before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same hymn sheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymn, off, same, sheet, sing
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McDowell and Rory McIlroy were singing off the same hymnsheet at Royal Liverpool, insisting they've never prepared better for a tilt at Open glory.
But, when he points the finger at our churches and says they're stuffy and unattractive, then Cliff and I find ourselves singing off the same hymnsheet.
Fellow Irish middleweight Andy Lee, who recorded victory over Saul Duran last weekend and hopes to secure a title shot in his next fight, was singing off the same hymnsheet.
Miller's Cork brogue is fairly inpenetrable but he says all involved were soon singing off the same hymnsheet.