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.
See also: aside, difference, set
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Imran Khan said in the wake of cold blooded murder of children, he had set aside his differences as the matter of terrorism was far more serious and needed urgent attention.
The former PM is also considering whether to reward spin doctor Alastair Campbell, who set aside his differences with Mr Brown to become a key aide in the run-up to the election.