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be on the same page
To share the same general outlook or specific opinion as well as the same knowledge about something, especially an approach or strategy; to be in agreement or harmony about something. We all need to be on the same page before we try to present this complex idea to the boss.
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be on the same ˈpage(especially American English) think the same way or have the same opinion about something: I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page about this.
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on the same page, to be
To be in complete agreement. This term, from the second half of the 1900s, alludes to reading from the same page of a book. It has largely replaced the earlier on the same wavelength, which alluded to the radio waves of a broadcast and dates from the first half of the 1900s. The newer version appears in David Baldacci’s Hour Game (2004), “We need to coordinate and keep each other informed. We all need to be on the same page.”
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