put aside (one's) differences

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put aside (one's) differences

Of multiple people or groups of people, to forget about or put aside the things that one argues about, disagrees with, or dislikes about the other side, usually in order to achieve a common goal. It's really remarkable to see the two factions put aside their differences in the name of reclaiming their country as a sovereign state. We'll need to put aside our differences if we hope to establish peace in the region.
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The United States on Wednesday called on Japan and South Korea to put aside differences and focus on challenges posed by China and North Korea as a rift showed no signs of easing.
As the government records its successive foreign policy wins, the people must put aside differences and stand by it.
National celebrations, like the 4th of July, are supposed to be occasions when we put aside differences and recall the founding principles that brought our nation into being.
Any attempt to put aside differences, start afresh and continue the mingling of the arts, is seen as anti-state.Closing doors and communication can not and will not achieve anything.
The head of the Islamist Justice and Development Front, Abdallah Djaballah, stressed the importance of choosing a joint candidate and called on parties to put aside differences to achieve this goal.
He encouraged churches to put aside differences and unite under umbrella bodies such as the Ministers Fraternal for their mandate to be successful.
The Trust had previously explained, via chairman Moz Baker, that it agreed with a lot of the points but described as a "complete contradiction" the call for parties to put aside differences while the court action continued.
They further agreed to put aside differences that arose from the loss of funds at the NYS during Jubilee's first term.
Liew pointed out that PH's formation and its victory over Barisan Nasional in GE14 was because leaders like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang and Mohamad Sabu had decided to put aside differences and work together.
At the heart of the message, society must be able to put aside differences to achieve equality and prosperity.
To see entire nations put aside differences, wave the same flag, feel the same emotions, is truly quite the sight.
CAIRO, May 28 (KUNA) -- The Arab Parliament (AP) has called on Palestinian factions to stand unified and put aside differences to help end the "brutal" Israeli occupation.
London 2012 Olympic champion Joshua had yet to start his professional career then but Khan, who has put aside differences with the heavyweight's promoter, Eddie Hearn, to sign a three-fight deal has been impressed by what he's seen.
He also urged the international community to put aside differences, strengthen cooperation, and continue uniting efforts to combat terrorism and extremist terrorist groups, expressing his country's readiness as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to actively participate in the process of political solution in Syria.