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meeting of (the) minds

A situation in which two or more people reach an understanding or agreement. There was a meeting of the minds between finance industry leaders and law enforcement in order to help curb financial fraud. After debating for hours, we finally came to a meeting of minds and decided on a name for our band.
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meeting of the minds

the establishment of agreement; complete agreement. After a lot of discussion we finally reached a meeting of the minds. We struggled to bring about a meeting of the minds on the issues.
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meeting of the minds

Agreement, concord, as in The teachers and the headmaster had a meeting of the minds regarding smoking in school. This expression uses meet in the sense of "arrive at mutual agreement," as clergyman Edward B. Pusey did in a letter of 1851: "Devout minds, of every school ... meet at least in this."
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a meeting of minds

an understanding or agreement between people.
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a meeting of ˈminds

people thinking in the same way about something; a special understanding between people: I think there will be a meeting of minds on this subject.The discussions were a failure. There was no meeting of minds between the two parties.
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meeting of the minds

Agreement; concord.
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"We're very, very good friends indeed," he said, "It's a meeting of minds. As for the rest of it, it wouldn't be tasteful to talk about it.
McNaughton argues that this outcome is not inevitable, and that central to effective literacy teaching is the 'meeting of minds' between the learner and the teacher.
Law enforcement agencies and accounting firms worldwide use "A Meeting of Minds," in addition to presenters' notes and handout materials, to educate both the public and private sectors about the prevalence of this problem.
At its ultimate intensity, Tourette's offers insight into "the entire, but normally hidden, innder life of the patient," Sacks writes in Neurology and Psychiatry: A Meeting of Minds (1989, Karger, Basel, Switz.).
There seems to be absolutely no meeting of minds between Sunderland and South Tyneside councils on the one side and Town End Farm Partnership on the other.
The meeting would push for a "meeting of minds" to make the RH Bill acceptable to its critics, he added.
His collaboration with Steven Spielberg seems like a natural meeting of minds as he creates the sort of film the seasoned director made 35 years ago.
Now compare notes with England where on December 8 new Preston North End chairman Peter Ridsdale said: "Phil Brown and I have had a meeting of minds. Together as a team we will address the issues that we face."
The Meadow, the end result of that meeting of minds, is a tale of eternal love of two people who live many lives over thousands of years.
"OUR relationship is not based on lust; it's primarily a relationship of intellect, a meeting of minds, and I find that really interesting and attractive" - Lembit Upik, January 2007, on his relationship with Cheeky Girl Gabriela Irimia.
In response to Indian Prime Ministers statement at Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister said that at Sharm El Sheikh we had useful talks and a good meeting of minds. We had agreed that terrorism was a common threat, and that dialogue is the only way forward.
Plus, there's a meeting of minds as Peggy asks Shirley about her cancer scare, while Vinnie asks the hatchet-faced barmaid to move in with him.
Dr Who's executive producer and head writer, Russell T Davies, said: "Visiting Agatha Christie has been on my wish-list for ages now, and for the Doctor, it's a real meeting of minds!
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