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Meaning Of Idiom ‘On the Same Page’

To be on the same page means to agree totally; to have a mutual understanding; to have the same information and have the same thoughts about it; to be thinking the same way. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.

This idiom is very similar to the older idiom on the same wavelength and may be replacing it.


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Usage

This idiom is usually used in regards to solving a problem or completing a task.

Examples Of Use

“I called this meeting to make sure we’re on the same page,” said Lynn.

“I think we’re on the same page, here,” said Dell. “Let’s get this done.”

“Are we on the same page about this site overhaul?” asked Becky.

Origin

Used since the second half of the 1900s, this idiom alludes to reading from the same page of a book. 3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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1, 3. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
2. Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.