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be on the same wavelength

To be in agreement; to think or behave similarly. I was surprised that we became friends so quickly, but we're just always on the same wavelength.
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on the same wavelength

In agreement; thinking or behaving in similar ways. I was surprised that we became friends so quickly, but we're just always on the same wavelength. A: "How does Indian food sound tonight?" B: "That's what I was going to suggest! We must be on the same wavelength."
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on the same wavelength

Fig. thinking in the same pattern. We're not on the same wavelength. Let's try again. We kept talking until we got on the same wavelength.
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on the same wavelength

In complete accord, in rapport, as in Conductor, orchestra members, soloists, and chorus all were on the same wavelength, making for a wonderful performance . This term alludes to radio waves that carry a broadcast. [First half of 1900s]
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on the same wavelength

COMMON If two people are on the same wavelength, they understand each other well because they share the same attitudes, interests, and opinions. We work well together partly because we're on the same wavelength. Varchione's sister is nine years older than her, and the two are not close. `We've never really been on the same wavelength,' says Wendy. Note: A radio programme cannot be heard unless the radio is tuned to the correct wavelength.
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on the same wavelength

having the same ideas and way of thinking as another or each other, especially as affecting the ability to communicate.
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be on the same ˈwavelength/on different ˈwavelengths

(informal) have the same/different opinion or feelings about something: I find him difficult to talk to — we’re on completely different wavelengths.On the subject of marriage, Judith and I are on the same wavelength.

on the same wavelength

mod. thinking in the same pattern. We’re not on the same wavelength. Let’s try again.
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on the same wavelength

Informal
In complete accord; in harmony: "a fluid ... production in which author, director, designer and cast seem to be working on the same wavelength" (James Lardner).
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