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.
See also: aside, difference, put
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Desperate times call for drastic measures, and it is clear opposition parties must put aside their differences to work together towards the common good.
Ambassador Endee argues that when political leaders of the country put aside their differences and work together, the lives of the common people stand to change for the better.
He added: "In particular, there is a complete contradiction in calling "on ALL parties to put aside their differences to sit down and negotiate a deal for Coventry City to play at the Ricoh Arena as soon as possible" then adding in the same sentence "despite the on-going court case"."
class="MsoNormalMr Nyakwara said tension is high in the area and urged residents to put aside their differences and embrace peace as the year ends.
CROWN green and flat green bowlers put aside their differences to come together for a innovative competition.
Former international trade and industry minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz urged Malaysians to put aside their differences and work towards make ketuanan Malaysia (Malaysian supremacy) a reality
He said NP workers must put aside their differences and work collectively for the party's election campaign.
Summary: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian Wednesday called on Lebanese political parties to put aside their differences and serve the interests of the country.
Doctors overseeing the case will review Ahsan Iqbals medical status on Saturday after which a medical board will meet to reach an agreement on what the best future course of treatment will be.bsac-850950-401736290-place A number of high-profile individuals came to see him but doctors did not allow any interaction for fear of infection," he said while appreciating that the political fraternity had put aside their differences and reached out with his ailing father in a difficult time.
He asked politician to put aside their differences and focus on delivering services to Kenyans.
Although the extra activity and special effects makee the movie to monotonous that it almost became a bore, one soothing experience was that everyone must put aside their differences and worries to fight together against the wicked invader - in honour of Superman.
Racing's rulers have now allowed the course's temporary licence to lapse after the committee's public and private sector factions were unable to put aside their differences by yesterday afternoon.
"It's time to bring the country back together," says Adam, as they urge people to put aside their differences after the hugely divisive EU referendum and General Election.
Now, as war looms in the south and the century-old mystery of the Defection cracks open, the Tarasovs must face their family's old sins and put aside their differences ...
Observers criticize BDI leader Ali Ahmeti and his statement that "the two Macedonian parties should put aside their differences and make the country functional again".