sing off the same hymn sheet

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sing off the same hymn sheet

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 off the same hymn sheet before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same hymn sheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
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Dave Edwards "But it seems like we've come back in, there's some new staff in - it was a shame to lose (first-team coach) Eric (Ramsay) obviously - but everyone seems to be pulling in the right direction and singing off the same hymn sheet."
But with everyone singing off the same hymn sheet, hopefully next season will be a lot more enjoyable.
"Initially that was tough and it is credit to them that they got us singing off the same hymn sheet and all the players were hungry.
Kearney hailed the night - and his troops' voices - with his new-look side already singing off the same hymn sheet.
So it's a case of everyone singing off the same hymn sheet? "It is.
The lads that have come in and everyone is singing off the same hymn sheet, so it's good at the minute."
Whoever the board decide to bring in, it'll be nice to have the whole club singing off the same hymn sheet so that we can all focus and be positive for the start of next season.
Whoever the board decide to bring in, it'll be nice to have the whole club singing off the same hymn sheet so we can all focus and be positive for the start of next season.
"It's important that nobody is left in the dark and everyone is singing off the same hymn sheet."
"We're all singing off the same hymn sheet in that respect and Dave's transition to head coach has been very good for the squad, it's changed the dynamics slightly but the impact has been quite significant."
Though Gatland once controversially said in 2009 Wales' players dislike their Irish rivals more than any other team in the Six Nations, it was all the Lions singing off the same hymn sheet as the the likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Ross Moriarty, Rhys Webb, Ken Owens, Taulupe Faletau and skipper Sam Warburton were filmed belting out rousing Irish folk song 'The Fields of Athenry' with the gusto of the Welsh national anthem at the Principality Stadium.
It proves that everyone was singing off the same hymn sheet all season long; that recruitment was right, the pre-season was correct, the management have delivered, the players have performed, the board have contributed, and the fans have been unparalleled throughout.
We're all singing off the same hymn sheet so the banner is still relevant.