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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

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 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

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

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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The point is that these hymns have been markers in her life of faith.
Lord of the Church" won cathedral dean the Very Reverend Chris Butt first place in a hymn competition held to mark the 40th anniversary of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.
Next month his book of 50 hymns, rewritten in simpler language, will be launched by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, at a service in Cardiff marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.
Next month his book of 50 hymns, re-written in simpler language, will be launched by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, at a service in Cardiff marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.
A big opening hymn of praise is followed by an introduction to the event and then another 'good' sing.
Williams asked Blaevoet to produce the transcription as hymns on individual pages in three-ring binders, so that she could simply select the hymns for that Sunday and take them to church with her.
Among the fruits of the Pietist movement were the creation of a large number of new hymns and the widespread and inspired hymn singing which went hand in hand with it.
AN LIVELY evening of hymn singing is promised at a rural festival this weekend.
The event has been inspired by The Miners' Hymns - a homage in film and music to the labour, endurance, community and culture that characterised the lives of the former mining communities of the region.
Karl Christian Thust brings a wealth of experience as a pastor, church musician, and scholar to bear in this commenutty on hymns of the Evangelisches Gesangbuch (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 1995), the principal hymnal used by the Lutheran Church in Germany.