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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Some leaders and citizens praised them and described them as statesmen for putting aside their differences and putting Kenyans' interests before their own.
RUSSELL Brand and Katy Perry are putting aside their differences.
THOSE of us who've lived through the Troubles have waited a long, long time for peace and credit should be given to Adams and Paisley for putting aside their differences.
This remarkable alliance was comprised of many traditional enemies who succeeded in putting aside their differences to aid their common cause.
At a time when the public is ever more cynical about politics it's a pity that a columnist of David Banks ability chose to ignore this example of parties putting aside their differences to work for the good of Wales
However, both Vice Chancellors and their senior academics should be congratulated on putting aside their differences and working together in partnership to create a fantastic new academic powerhouse.
It was the worst, most rotten form of bipartisanship there is: politicians putting aside their differences to focus on their mutual selnterest - at the expense of the public.
Such traditional competitors may eye each other warily, but now must seriously consider putting aside their differences and enter exchanges.
Senators Gorton and Murray heralded the event as a fitting &uot;thank you&uot; to all those who helped to make the Exchange a success, and commended all involved for putting aside their differences to achieve common goals with so much public value.