One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of two or more people) exchange ideas, opinions, or information about a particular subject.
- ‘He has no teammate to compare notes and ideas with.’
- ‘In the course of casual conversation, they compare notes, share information, and swap impressions about business conditions.’
- ‘The coaches do not waste their time here either: they compare notes and exchange experiences.’
- ‘Subject matter experts from each nation paired off to compare notes in areas such as maintenance, fire prevention and weapons storage.’
- ‘They've been exchanging opinions and comparing notes since the early 1980s.’
- ‘Meet, greet, pump for information and meet outside to compare notes.’
- ‘I laughed and changed the subject, comparing notes on gifts we had bought for family and mutual friends.’
- ‘This offers an outstanding way to ‘cross-pollinate’ information by comparing notes in an environment that would force analysts to stand behind their work.’
- ‘Recently I've been thinking a good bit about relationships, and comparing notes with friends on the subject.’
- ‘The exchange has allowed them to compare notes and learn from each other.’
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