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compare notes

To discuss one's feelings on or experience of someone or something with another person. This afternoon, we'll have to compare notes on the applicants we've interviewed so far.
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compare notes

Exchange information, observations, or opinions about something, as in Michael and Jane always compare notes after a department meeting. This term originally referred to written notes. [c. 1700]
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compare notes

exchange ideas, opinions, or information about a particular subject.
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compare ˈnotes (with somebody)

exchange ideas or opinions with somebody, especially about shared experiences: We met after the exam to compare notes on how well we had done.
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compare notes

To exchange ideas, views, or opinions.
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compare notes, to

To exchange opinions, impressions, or information. The original meaning referred to written notes, but the phrase soon included verbal exchanges as well. It was known by at least 1700. In 1712 Richard Steele wrote (in the Spectator), “They meet and compare notes upon your carriage.”
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May was still, in look and tone, the simple girl of yesterday, eager to compare notes with him as to the incidents of the wedding, and discussing them as impartially as a bridesmaid talking it all over with an usher.
There was my fellow-workman--Mill--(the first member of our society betrayed by Screw) to compare notes with; and there was a certain prisoner who had been transported, and who had some very important and interesting particulars to communicate, relative to life and its chances in our felon-settlements at the Antipodes.
'We happened last night to compare notes about our travels, and I had the information I have given you from Sparkler himself.' Here he ceased; continuing to eye Miss Fanny through his glass, with a face much twisted, and not ornamentally so, in part by the action of keeping his glass in his eye, and in part by the great subtlety of his smile.
The purpose of it is to compare notes based on respective operational protocols.
Britain's Best Railways by Julian Holland and David Spaven - I have just finished travelling on every mile of railway track in the UK and wanted to compare notes. Mockingbird Songs by R J Ellory - a beautifully written crime novel set in 1970s Texas that drips with historic detail.
Aviva are contacting the other insurer to compare notes.
He added that the conference, along with its concomitantly held exhibition, was an apt venue for experts in the field of energy to compare notes on harnessing technology for better application of science in the exploration for oil and gas.
Years from now, leaving the movie of my life, it turns to its wife to compare notes. "Eh," they agree, exchanging majestic shrugs, "Two stars.
30 at the Capitol Grille in West Hollywood, and more than a few scribes with Oscar-hopeful scripts showed up to compare notes.
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the United States wanted to compare notes with Barak amid rapid changes in the region where street protesters have toppled authoritarian leaders.
Much like bargain-hunting consumers who go online to compare prices, workers around the globe are using Facebook and other social media to compare notes on workplace conditions and salaries, reports Keith Bradsher for the New York Times.
Selectmen and finance committee members from the school district's five towns met last night to compare notes regarding their budgets and unanimously voted to write to the district asking that the money be returned.
We can all also benefit from interaction with other businesses to compare notes about what we expect in 2010.
WHILE Eileen dithers over whether to dump her married man, she'd do well to compare notes with Liz McDonald, right.