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compare notes

To discuss one's feelings on or experience of someone or something with another person. This afternoon, we'll have to compare notes on the applicants we've interviewed so far.
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compare notes

Exchange information, observations, or opinions about something, as in Michael and Jane always compare notes after a department meeting. This term originally referred to written notes. [c. 1700]
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compare notes

exchange ideas, opinions, or information about a particular subject.
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compare ˈnotes (with somebody)

exchange ideas or opinions with somebody, especially about shared experiences: We met after the exam to compare notes on how well we had done.
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compare notes

To exchange ideas, views, or opinions.
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compare notes, to

To exchange opinions, impressions, or information. The original meaning referred to written notes, but the phrase soon included verbal exchanges as well. It was known by at least 1700. In 1712 Richard Steele wrote (in the Spectator), “They meet and compare notes upon your carriage.”
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I think music educators intuitively understand that children can vary a great deal in both their capabilities and their achievements, and we make this understanding concrete as we acquire experience and compare notes with others in our field.
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"He has been in touch with Barry and is hoping to make another trip over shortly to compare notes.
Downing Street said the trip would provide the two leaders with an important opportunity to "compare notes" on the development of the military, diplomatic, political and humanitarian aspects of the campaign.
By inviting unknowns rather than the usual suspects, they hope to regain the pioneering spirit of the event, conceived in 1979 as a summit for scientists, artists, and engineers to compare notes on emerging technologies.
G-8 online crime experts have been meeting several times a year to compare notes, since the G-8 government leaders agreed at their summit meeting at Halifax, Canada in 1995 to coordinate their online crime investigation efforts.
It's a shame that the think-tank responsible for this report didn't invite a few Kosovans, Kurds or Palestinians to join their discussions and compare notes. I'm sure if they'd done so they would have realised, pretty quickly, that if you live in a truly racist and intolerant society you don't have to sit down for a few weeks and debate it with fellow intellectuals before you are all agreed.
At the previous Showcases, city officials enjoyed the opportunity to meet and compare notes with their colleagues about a wide variety of programs.
"With the availability of the Internet, customers can now talk with one another and compare notes. With the intranet, employees can do the same thing," he said.
8 Kyodo Finance ministers from Asia and Europe will likely compare notes on ways to stabilize the exchange rates of the world's major currencies at their meeting next week, Finance Minister Kiichi Miyazawa said Friday.
They offer officials in the Member States an opportunity to promote practical cooperation, get a better understanding of how systems operate in other Member States, compare notes and compare the best working methods", says the European Commissioner in charge of this matter, Anita Gradin.
* Try to structure some time for staff in similar positions to compare notes (e.g., counselors sharing what worked well with campers in a particular activity), but also structure time for staff in very different positions to share camp experiences.
After Falstaff meets Mistresses Page and Ford, two married women said to control their own financial affairs, he writes identical love letters to each of them, never imagining that they will compare notes. When they do, they vow to trick Falstaff.