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read from the same hymn book

To have the same understanding, thought process, or amount of knowledge (about something) as someone else. A less-common variant of "sing from the same hymn book." We all need to be reading from the same hymn book before we try to present this idea to the boss. I think it would help if both parents attended the presentation. That way, you'll both be reading from the same hymn book when it comes time to implement what we talk about.
See also: book, hymn, read, same

sing from the same hymn book

To have the same understanding, thought process, or amount of knowledge (about something) as someone else. We all need to be singing from the same hymn book before we try to present this idea to the boss. I think it would help if both parents attended the presentation. That way, you'll both be singing from the same hymn book when it comes time to implement what we talk about.
See also: book, hymn, same, sing

sing from the same hymn sheet

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. Primarily heard in UK. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way, we'll all be singing from the same hymn sheet before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same hymn sheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing

sing from the same hymnbook

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. Primarily heard in UK. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way, we'll all be singing from the same hymnbook before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same hymnbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymnbook, same, sing

sing off the same hymn sheet

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. Primarily heard in UK. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way, we'll all be singing off the same hymn sheet before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same hymn sheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymn, off, same, sheet, sing

sing off the same hymnbook

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. Primarily heard in UK. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way, we'll all be singing off the same hymnbook before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same hymnbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymnbook, off, same, sing
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sing from the same hymn sheet

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sing from the same song sheet

BRITISH
If two or more people sing from the same hymn sheet or sing from the same song sheet, they express the same opinions about a subject in public. The important thing is to bring together the departments so that we're all singing from the same hymn sheet. As she and her husband deal with the latest scandal, they can at least be relied on to sing from the same song sheet.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

sing from the same hymn (or song) sheet

present a united front in public by not disagreeing with one another. British informal
2000 South China Morning Post We're all singing from the same hymn sheet and there is a real will to clean up the game, though it may take a life ban to restore cricket's credibility.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing
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sing from the same ˈsong/ˈhymn sheet

(informal) say the same things and agree about a subject, especially in public: We really need to make sure we are all singing from the same hymn sheet before the press conference.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing, song
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