set aside (one's) differences

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set aside (one's) differences

Of multiple people or groups of people, to forget about or set 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 set aside their differences in the name of reclaiming their country as a sovereign state. We'll need to set aside our differences if we hope to establish peace in the region.
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Surely, they can set aside differences and find it in their heart to forgive, forget and move forward.
Serraj called on the officials to set aside differences and work for the national interest.
The premier and the MQM-P agreed to set aside differences to strengthen democracy.
Set aside differences, fears, worries, and set your sights on the top prize.
THERE may be an attempt to foster a new era of conciliation and cooperation at the city council and certainly new leader Mr Clancy's olive branch to his Tory and Lib Dem rivals demonstrated an early willingness to set aside differences for the good of the city.
They're trying to build on the goodwill between the UK and China during President Xi Jinping's visit to London last month, where Prime Minister David Cameron set aside differences over human rights issues and rolled the red carpet out for the Chinese economy.
It was now time for Israeli leaders to set aside differences and pull together, he said.
Converging with Qatar and Turkey on an aggressive new strategy to bring down Assad's regime, Saudi Arabia has set aside differences them.
His nation is spending the year trying to persuade more than 190 countries to set aside differences over historical responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions levels and who should pay to produce a binding accord to limit industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases.
The fragility of the agreement to set aside differences was however evident from the fact that the summit was cut back from two days to one, assertions by participants that the proceedings had been tense, and the fact that Qatar has not broken its ties to the Brotherhood.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed hope that Congressional leaders and the president can set aside differences over the most polarizing issues -- PPACA, immigration reform, administration policy toward international hot spots -- and coalesce around a modest legislative agenda.
But the problems don't change that fact that humans, whatever their problems here on Earth, can set aside differences to gain a deeper understanding of our Solar System and our origins.
The Iraqi prime minister also called on all political factions to set aside differences and unite.
New Delhi: Giving a big push to the Lokpal Bill, Rahul Gandhi today appealed to political parties to set aside differences to ensure its passage to fight corruption and dismissed suggestions that Congress drubbing in Delhi polls and Anna Hazare's fast were forcing the government's hand.
Another wrote: "Think it's a great testament of character that people can set aside differences and laugh at the stupid things they have done," another viewer said.