sink (one's) differences

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sink (one's) differences

Of multiple people or groups of people, to forget about or put 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 sink their differences in the name of reclaiming their country as a sovereign state. We'll need to sink our differences if we hope to establish peace in the region.
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sink your ˈdifferences

agree to forget or ignore your past arguments or disagreements: The two groups sank their political differences and joined together to beat the ruling party.
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'It is need of the hour that all Olympians and internationals should sink their differences, ego and work collectively in the larger interest of the game, he added.
It's not unusual, as a matter of fact it's usually the practice, that when a country is faced with this kind of challenge, people will sink their differences and work together.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called upon people to sink their differences for the sake of development and progress of Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD -- President Mamnoon Hussain has urged all segments of the society to sink their differences and work unitedly to strengthen political and democratic process.
The Congress Politicians should sink their differences and think of the good of the nation rather than playing, by default, into the hands of the Hindutva forces.
Sources say that Amarinder's detractors are being told that this is not the time to fight in public and that they should sink their differences to ensure Congress' win.
Fact is that while politicians, driven by sheer opportunism, find it easy to sink their differences, the castes that they represent don't.
It should also go a long way towards not only cementing Arab unity, but also in convincing the Arab Heads of State that they should sink their differences and work for the common cause.
The AITA, despite being in the know, felt that the veterans would be ready to sink their differences one more time while naming them as the doubles team for the Olympics (that after a teleconference with the concerned parties).
Summary: Eurozone ministers will try to sink their differences over Greece and finally approve a new bailout to help Athens avoid bankruptcy.
The scale and ferocity of the violence concentrated minds and led to the formation of a national accord which saw the two leading parties--Kibaki's Party of National Unity (PNU) and Odinga's Orange Democratic Party (ODM) sink their differences and form the grand Rainbow Coalition government.
Mainstream political parties of the state also need to sink their differences and help the authorities in bringing the situation under control.
My idea is - and I hope it will be acted upon -that in order to sink their differences, these two clubs should be invited to meet and play a match on behalf of some charity, or charities, at an early date.
The time has come for these two titans of present-day politics to sink their differences and work together for the good of the nation and their own futures.
And the 15 EU leaders who meet in Brussels on Monday for an emergency summit must try to sink their differences without the benefit of any clear evidence from Mr Blix.