sing from the same hymn book

sing from the same hymn book

To have the same understanding, thought process, or amount of knowledge (about something) as someone else. We all need to be singing from the same hymn book before we try to present this idea to the boss. I think it would help if both parents attended the presentation. That way, you'll both be singing from the same hymn book when it comes time to implement what we talk about.
See also: book, hymn, same, sing

sing from the same hymnbook

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. Primarily heard in UK. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way, we'll all be singing from the same hymnbook before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same hymnbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymnbook, same, sing
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To ensure that the country becomes a preferred destination for many tourists, the association says, there is a need for all government departments, that are one way or the other associated with tourism, to sing from the same hymn book.
For a start there are more ethnic groups in Afghanistan than we have counties and - contrary to some perceptions - all Muslims are not the same, just as all Christians don't sing from the same hymn book.
One of the show's greatest strengths is that it has no dominant theme forcing all the elements to sing from the same hymn book. It's simply a celebration of the joy of the circus.
PETER SAVILL and Mr Angry do not see eye to eye on all racing matters (notably Sunday racing), but do sing from the same hymn book on the matter of betting exchanges.
Older people, she added, had learned the earlier Boaz type of orthography, "but it wasn't complete enough to handle our language." The result was that the old and the young Kwak'wala-speaking people could not sing from the same hymn book.