great minds


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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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
I had a great mind to bring it home if I could, for I had often been musing whether it might not be possible to get a kid or two, and so raise a breed of tame goats, which might supply me when my powder and shot should be all spent.
"But I don't know him," said the countess; "I have a great mind to return it."
But Cornelius was not only possessed of a great mind, but also of a great heart.
This came to my ears before my new partner heard of it, and I had a great mind to buy it; so I went to him and told him of it.
"To a great mind, nothing is little," remarked Holmes, sententiously.
I've a great mind to go over and tell the old gentleman so!"
He said he had a great mind to give me a severe whipping.
Leila Masinaei, managing partner of Great Minds Event Management, organizers of the event, said: "We are organizing 'Restaurants Cafes & Lounges' to bring together all the stakeholders who are involved in creating business models from menu selections, growth strategies, location mapping, to technology implementation, from across the Middle East and North Africa." C[macron]
AI, which involves using technology to solve problems that used to require human intelligence, will shape our future in ways not seen before, said Jrgen Schmidhuber, one of the great minds.
Leila Masinaei, managing partner of Great Minds Event Management, said: "We are glad to announce Vox Cinemas as the forum's strategic partner and proud that the forum continues to gain the attention of regional and international cinema industry mega players, to join the conversations and contribute to changing the cinema landscape in the Mena region."
"We at Great Minds Events' envisioned and foreseen the massive growth opportunities in the entertainment sector in KSA hence we are organizing Cinema Build KSA Forum to represent a global platform and bring key entertainment project owners, government decision-makers, regional and international retail developers, family entertainment centers developers, cinemas, etc.
"The UAE is offering a leading global model for the perfect investment in human potential, and providing a scientific environment and research infrastructure that allows great minds to innovate pre-emptive solutions to major challenges facing humanity, constituting a knowledgeable addition to the region and greater world," Sheikh Mohammed said.
Speaking at the launch, Shaikh Mohammad emphasised that the UAE is a leading global model for the ideal utilisation of people's capabilities, and providing a scientific environment and research infrastructure that allows great minds to innovate pre-emptive solutions for major challenges facing humanity.
We may be a small country but we have great minds and hearts that care about citizens and residents.
Mourinho (left) and Antonio Conte are two great minds who think alike about the merits of clean sheets.