Definition of sing from the same hymn (or song) sheet in English:

sing from the same hymn (or song) sheet

phrase

British
informal
  • Present a united front in public by not disagreeing with one another.

    ‘they want the cabinet all singing from the same hymn sheet’
    • ‘He said: ‘Everyone has been extremely welcoming and it is good to work with a board who are all singing from the same hymn sheet.’’
    • ‘But in their very different ways they are singing from the same song sheet and it didn't take them long to convince me that Scotland's bid is logical, ethical and well - conceived.’
    • ‘Firefighters are a unique lot, all singing from the same song sheet, and I am definitely going to miss it.’
    • ‘My counter argument, if there were an all loving; all understanding supreme Omnipresence; then all mankind would be singing from the same hymn sheet.’
    • ‘That's fine as far as it goes but only if they are all singing from the same song sheet.’
    • ‘Partnership only works when everyone sings from the same hymn sheet and the financial benefits of the venture still need to be explained to the tourism industry.’
    • ‘We are both singing from the same hymn sheet and I see no problems in selecting the squad together but once the game is underway then I will be in charge.’
    • ‘He has the same type of approach we have and it is like we are singing from the same hymn sheet.’
    • ‘But an across-the-board framework is needed to ensure that some consistency is achieved and that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.’
    • ‘The important thing is that we are singing from the same hymn sheet.’