sink (one's) differences

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sink (one's) differences

Of multiple people or groups of people, to forget about or put aside the things that one argues about, disagrees with, or dislikes about the other side, usually in order to achieve a common goal. It's really remarkable to see the two factions sink their differences in the name of reclaiming their country as a sovereign state. We'll need to sink our differences if we hope to establish peace in the region.
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sink your ˈdifferences

agree to forget or ignore your past arguments or disagreements: The two groups sank their political differences and joined together to beat the ruling party.
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Talking to reporters in New Delhi, he said his party is ready to sink differences with RJD Chief Lalu Prasad for forming a secular alliance government in Bihar.
Japan called on Sri Lanka's political leadership Thursday to sink differences and get the stalled peace process back on track, saying a ''unique opportunity'' to reconstruct the country and develop society after two decades of civil war should not be missed.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi, Sharad Yadav said his party is ready to sink differences with RJD Chief Lalu Prasad for forming a secular alliance government in Bihar.