great minds think alike


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great minds

A phrase used when one has the same thought or idea as someone else. A shortened version of the phrase "great mind think alike." Oh, you wanted to see that movie, too? Great minds!
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great minds think alike

A phrase used when one has the same thought or idea as someone else, especially at or around the same time. Oh, you wanted to see that movie, too? Great minds think alike! Tom and I both brought the same gift to Sarah's party. Great minds think alike, I guess.
See also: alike, great, mind, think
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Great minds think alike.

Prov. Very intelligent people tend to come up with the same ideas at the same time. (Used playfully, to commend someone for expressing the same thing you were thinking of; implies that you are congratulating that person for being as smart as you are. Also Great minds run in the same gutters, a casual and jocular variant.) Jill: Let's ride our bikes to the store instead of walking. Jane: I was just thinking we should do that, too. Jill: Great minds think alike.
See also: alike, great, mind, think
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

great minds think alike

COMMON People say great minds think alike when they have the same idea as someone else, to show that they think they are both clever. I hear you gave Emma the same present as me — great minds think alike! Note: Sometimes people just say great minds with the same meaning. `I decided to catch the earlier train too.' — `Ah well, great minds!' Note: This expression is often used humorously.
See also: alike, great, mind, think
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

great minds think alike

used to flag up the coincidence when two people think of the same thing at the same time or have the same opinion.
See also: alike, great, mind, think
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