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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Confronted with several challenges and racism, the mismatched pair sets aside differences on the journey of a lifetime.
"Jordan is the Arabs' country and it would serve the Arab nation", said Mulki, expressing hope that the Centennial of the Great Arab Revolt, which Jordan celebrates, sends a spirit of unity, solidarity and sets aside differences in Arab countries.