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be on the same wavelength

To be in agreement; to think or behave similarly. I was surprised that we became friends so quickly, but we're just always on the same wavelength.
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on the same wavelength

Fig. thinking in the same pattern. We're not on the same wavelength. Let's try again. We kept talking until we got on the same wavelength.
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on the same wavelength

in agreement Writing the screenplay was easy because Bill and I were on the same wavelength.
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be on the same wavelength

if two people are on the same wavelength, it is easy for them to understand and agree with each other To my surprise, I found that we were absolutely on the same wavelength about most of the important issues. I can't discuss anything with her - we're simply not on the same wavelength.
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on the same wavelength

In complete accord, in rapport, as in Conductor, orchestra members, soloists, and chorus all were on the same wavelength, making for a wonderful performance . This term alludes to radio waves that carry a broadcast. [First half of 1900s]
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on the same wavelength

mod. thinking in the same pattern. We’re not on the same wavelength. Let’s try again.
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on the same wavelength

Informal
In complete accord; in harmony: "a fluid ... production in which author, director, designer and cast seem to be working on the same wavelength" (James Lardner).
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