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sing off the same songsheet

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 songsheet before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same songsheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: off, same, sing, songsheet

sing off 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 off the same songbook before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same songbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: off, same, sing, songbook

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.
See also: hymn, off, same, sheet, sing

sing off 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 off the same hymnbook before we begin. Make sure everyone on the campaign is singing off the same hymnbook before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymnbook, off, same, sing

sing from the same songsheet

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 songsheet before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same songsheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: same, sing, songsheet

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.
See also: same, sing, songbook

sing from 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 from the same hymn sheet before we begin. Make sure everyone from the campaign is singing from the same hymn sheet before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, 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

sing like a canary

To inform against someone to the police or other authority about their criminal or illicit behavior. I heard Joey Malone has been singing like a canary in the hopes of getting his sentence reduced. Let's make sure he's sleeping with the fishes before he gets the chance!
See also: canary, like, sing

sing (someone's or something's) praises

To speak very highly of something or someone; to enthusiastically endorse someone or something; to extol the virtues, benefits, or good qualities of someone or something. Our manager has been singing the new developers' praises. I hope they're up to the job! Jeff sang his phone's praises right up until it froze on him all of a sudden last night.
See also: praise, sing

sing the same tune

To have the same understanding of something as someone else; to say the same things about something as other people, especially in public. I think we should have a meeting with everyone who's involved in the project. That way we can all be singing the same tune before we begin. Make sure everyone the campaign is singing the same tune before we release any kind of statement to the press.
See also: same, sing, tune

sing up a storm

To sing enthusiastically and often, typically during a certain period of time. Even since Jill found out that she'll be the lead in the musical, she's been singing up a storm around the house.
See also: sing, storm, up

sing out

1. To sing in a loud, clear voice. The street performer sang out from the sidewalk so the entire pedestrian mall could hear him. We had to sing out to be heard over the construction noises outside the building.
2. To say or announce something very loudly, clearly, and vigorously. She sang out my name from across the station. She started singing out for help when her foot got stuck in the tracks.
See also: out, sing

sing a different tune

To change one's opinion, behavior, or attitude, especially suddenly or abruptly. He never used to support that political candidate, but he's singing a different tune all of a sudden. I used to be very cynical about the world, but ever since surviving that car wreck, I've been singing a different tune! They'll be singing a different tune after they see what we've come up with.
See also: different, sing, tune

sing a different song

To change one's opinion, behavior, or attitude, especially suddenly or abruptly. He never used to support that political candidate, but he's singing a different song all of a sudden. I used to be very cynical about the world, but ever since surviving that car wreck, I've been singing a different song! They'll be singing a different song after they see what we've come up with.
See also: different, sing, song

sing along

To sing the same words or music of a song at the same time as it is being sung, performed, or played. He encouraged the audience to sing along, but only a few people participated. Our toddler always likes to sing along with us whenever we start belting out some Disney tune or another. I think it's cute the way he sings along to the radio in the car.
See also: sing

sing of (someone or something)

To tell a story about something or give praise to someone, especially in verse. The poet sings of an epic battle waged centuries ago. The nation still sings of its hero to this very day.
See also: of, sing

sing to (one)

To address one while singing a song; to direct a song to one. I always sing to my daughter when I'm putting her to bed. The singer has an uncanny way of making you feel like she is singing directly to you when she performs.
See also: sing

sing a different tune

 and sing another tune
Fig. to change one's manner, usually from bad to good. (Almost the same as dance to another tune.) When she learned that I was a bank director, she began to sing a different tune. You will sing another tune as soon as you find out how right I am!
See also: different, sing, tune

sing along (with someone or something)

to sing with someone or with the accompaniment of some instrument(s). Harry played all the old songs and everybody sang along. Let's sing along with Mary. She knows some good songs.
See also: sing

sing out

to sing louder. sing out, please. This is a very large hall. The sopranos will have to sing out more.
See also: out, sing

sing something out

to sing or announce something loudly. The teacher sang the names out loud and clear. she sang out "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a loud voice.
See also: out, sing

sing a different tune

Also, sing another tune. See change one's tune.
See also: different, sing, tune

sing out

Call out loudly, shout, as in One of them fell in the stream and sang out for help. [Early 1800s]
See also: out, sing

sing a different tune

or

sing a different song

1. If someone sings a different tune or sings a different song, they express an opinion which is the opposite of the opinion that they expressed a short time ago. Only a week ago, Peters was insisting that the minister resign yet suddenly, for no apparent reason, he is singing a different tune. Note: You can also say that someone sings the same tune or sings the same song, meaning that they continue to express the same opinion. The president basically sent the signal that he's going to keep singing the same tune he's been singing.
2. If people sing a different tune or sing a different song, they express different opinions about the same subject. The problem of homelessness is very serious and it doesn't help that two Government departments are singing different songs. Note: You can also say that people sing the same tune or sing the same song, to mean that they express the same opinion about something. The party were at last united, all singing the same tune.
See also: different, sing, tune

sing from the same hymn sheet

or

sing from the same song sheet

BRITISH
If two or more people sing from the same hymn sheet or sing from the same song sheet, they express the same opinions about a subject in public. The important thing is to bring together the departments so that we're all singing from the same hymn sheet. As she and her husband deal with the latest scandal, they can at least be relied on to sing from the same song sheet.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing

sing a different tune (or song)

change your opinion about or attitude towards someone or something.
See also: different, sing, tune

sing from the same hymn (or song) sheet

present a united front in public by not disagreeing with one another. British informal
2000 South China Morning Post We're all singing from the same hymn sheet and there is a real will to clean up the game, though it may take a life ban to restore cricket's credibility.
See also: hymn, same, sheet, sing

sing along

v.
To sing in unison with a song or singer that one is listening to: The performer urged the audience to sing along. I turned up the radio and sang along to the song.
See also: sing

sing out

v.
1. To sing loudly and clearly: The choir sang out from the choir loft.
2. To say something loudly or in a lively manner: The announcer sang out the name of the winner. The shopkeeper sang a greeting out as we went by.
See also: out, sing
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I disagree with interpretations of Sung's work that see his documentation as transformation of the personal into the political; rather, he has presciently mapped the removal of the political from the personal.
A parade of mourning widows codify the virtues of tears and silence, sisterly advice is offered in sung tete-a-tetes," and women caught in besieged cities cry out warnings to avoid their mistakes.
Section 106(4) of the Copyright Act says that to perform music publicly is "to perform or display it at a place open to the public or at any place where a substantial number of persons outside the normal family and its social acquaintances are gathered." Protected music cannot be sung or played around a campfire, in a dining hall, as part of a play or skit, or for gymnastics or aerobic dance classes unless camps have entered into a licensing agreement.
Sung argues that such incremental boosts increase the damage done to the cardiovascular systems of people who already have higher-than-normal blood pressure.
The premise is that the major key always prevails and all minor keys should be sung in terms of the relative major.
This new song must be a reflection of the wondrous song that God has sung through and to the cosmos.
Whenever the congregation is supposed to sing, there is absolutely no attempt to blend all the voices in the building into a unified sung prayer that symbolizes "all." Instead, what you hear is constant overpowering noise through loudspeakers.
Walker's title also makes close reference to another song, "You Just Can't Keep A Good Woman Down" (1928), a 12-bar blues sung and composed by blues woman Lillian Miller, which also signifies on Bradford's "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down" (Miller, Smith).
PJ Harvey fans will have no problem with "Ganga: Odkad seke nismo zapjevale" (How long we sisters haven't sung), even if, in Ankica Petrovic's words, "Urban dwellers tend to dismiss ganga as simply unorganized (or disorganized) sound." Here three women from the village of Podorasac in northern Herzegovina fill Levin and Petrovic's tape less with voices than with hearts, lungs, stomachs--whole bodies.
They've already sung in London with Michael Ball and Sir Cliff Richard and in a couple of weeks will be back in Yorkshire, singing at Leeds Town Hall.
By the end of two years in JMC, students have built a substantial vocabulary of solfege, having sung 50 melodies and numerous chord progressions using the I, IV and V7 chords in the keys of C major, G major, F major, D minor and A minor.
God's new song is now being sung through history in the life, death, and resurrection of the Christ.
"David is an exquisite singer," says opera star Marilyn Horne, who has sung many of the same roles that Daniels now performs.
For the first seven centuries everything that was publicly vocalized in liturgy--not just songs, but readings and prayers--was sung or chanted.
She's also sung with the group at Henley Regatta, been with Sing Live to America three times, singing both at Disney World in Florida and at Ground Zero in New York.