find common ground

find common ground

To find shared ideas, interests, or beliefs, especially between people who often disagree. I was worried when my boyfriend and uncle started arguing over their different political views, but luckily they found common ground when discussing their favorite TV shows.
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find common ground

COMMON If two people or groups who generally disagree find common ground, they find a particular subject or opinion that they agree about. The participants seem unable to find common ground on the issue of agriculture. Both leaders were keen to stress that they were seeking to find common ground. Note: You can also say that people or groups are on common ground. Mike and I were on common ground. We both wanted what was in the best interests of the company.
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Discussions overseen by the Justice Department are continuing, and all sides remain optimistic they can find common ground on the ownership question and other issues to complete the deal, however, sources told the Journal.
Allred is the executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and the creator of the CommonSense American program, which aims to bring together people from across political parties to find common ground on various issues and then advocate for those positions to the government.
Summary: The UAE has made it clear that Sudan's civilian and military leaders must find common ground.
The Labour leader wants to meet "at the earliest opportunity" to "find common ground" on proposals for a softer Brexit - including a permanent customs union, or another referendum.
Polarized: The Collapse of Truth, Civility, and Community in Divided Times and How We Can Find Common Ground
While the backstop is just a fudge, Parliament must either try to find common ground on the EU withdrawal or face being lambasted as nothing more than Muppet Show extras by generations to come Andy McDonald Tile Hill
John Harold, the charity's director, said farming and conservation had begun to find common ground in recent years.
Jubouri called on all parties to a comprehensive and effective political dialogue to find common ground that would ease the political tension in the country and reach realistic solutions that meet the aspirations of the Iraqi people./ End
Obama said that he could find common ground with people who disagree with the Paris accord on climate change - which Donald Trump wants to pull the US out of - if they have an argument based on fact.
I look forward to seeing the Houses supplemental budget proposal tomorrow and moving forward to find common ground in the coming weeks.
Talking to a private news channel, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that there is a need to find common ground in diplomacy, for resolving the issues.
Briefing the American press through a video conference from Afghanistan on Tuesday, he said the State Department has been engaged 'heavily' with Pakistan and India to find common ground for cooperation in the future with regards to Afghanistan.
He had also assured the army chief that the US is ready to play its role in addressing Pakistan's legitimate concerns, saying he wanted to find common ground rather than make demands.
Washington:The meeting of US defence secretary Jim Mattis with the leaders of Pakistan during his visit to Islamabad early this week was to find common ground in the fight against terrorism, the Pentagon said on Friday, reports The Firstpost.She said the effort was to broaden the relationship between the two countries.
Summary: Leaders find common ground in planning and development methods and priorities