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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After the meeting the Iranian foreign minister reiterated his country's support for a "constructive political approach in Lebanon" and stressed the importance of putting aside differences to reach solutions to the numerous issues facing the country.
It also teaches students how resolve conflicts, seeking common ground while putting aside differences, how to make a better communication with others.
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Haji Ashraf termed the truce between both families a good omen for the area and said our Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) had also stressed on forgivingness and putting aside differences for a peaceful society.
The Foreign Minister urged to take advantage of the award as a new incentive to stand united in confronting challenges and fast-track development by putting aside differences and removing obstacles to more growth and prosperity.
GE-l's message is mostly likely meant to open a new page, putting aside differences in order to build a common front to face regional challenges, observers say.
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