sing from the same songbook

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sing from the same songbook

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 songbook before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same songbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
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Driven by the need to achieve higher real economies of scale--past just a common build process to the actual sharing of a high number of key components globally--has been a driver for all regions singing from the same songbook.
The three will be singing from the same songbook this time as they seek more federal funds for education.
He must be an ill-informed youth, or, singing from the same songbook as George W and Tony Blair.
They'll be singing from the same songbook, whereas now the clinics have a hodgepodge of transmission schemes.