on the same wavelength


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on the same wavelength

In harmony or agreement; thinking or behaving in similar ways. I was surprised that we became friends so quickly, but we're just always on the same wavelength. A: "How does Indian food sound tonight?" B: "That's what I was going to suggest! We must be on the same wavelength."
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on the same wavelength

Fig. thinking in the same pattern. We're not on the same wavelength. Let's try again. We kept talking until we got on the same wavelength.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the same wavelength

In complete accord, in rapport, as in Conductor, orchestra members, soloists, and chorus all were on the same wavelength, making for a wonderful performance . This term alludes to radio waves that carry a broadcast. [First half of 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the same wavelength

COMMON If two people are on the same wavelength, they understand each other well because they share the same attitudes, interests, and opinions. We work well together partly because we're on the same wavelength. Varchione's sister is nine years older than her, and the two are not close. `We've never really been on the same wavelength,' says Wendy. Note: A radio programme cannot be heard unless the radio is tuned to the correct wavelength.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

on the same wavelength

having the same ideas and way of thinking as another or each other, especially as affecting the ability to communicate.
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on the same wavelength

mod. thinking in the same pattern. We’re not on the same wavelength. Let’s try again.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

on the same wavelength

Informal
In complete accord; in harmony: "a fluid ... production in which author, director, designer and cast seem to be working on the same wavelength" (James Lardner).
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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