• To have common ground with someone or something it means opinions or interests are shared by each of two or more parties.

  • Something that people agree about even if they disagree about other things.

  • A basis of mutual interest or agreement.

1. Well, it seems that the only common ground you and I share is my son.

2. The jury voted but could not find common ground on the final verdict.

3. The country is struggling to find common ground on issues on abortion, gun control, and gay marriage.

4. When I went to France to study abroad, the only common ground I had was my love of wine and cheese.

 

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A blacklist

A blacklist is a list of persons or organisations under suspicion, or considered untrustworthy or disloyal. A list of people who have been disapproved; to be boycotted or penalised. Those who are not to be hired, served, or otherwise accepted. 1. The restaurant has me...

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In the same boat

To be in the same boat as someone means being in the same situation; having the same problem. If people are in the same boat, they are in the same predicament or trouble. To be in the same unpleasant situation as other people. 1. A: Bobby, I'm short this month, do you...

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First things first

First things first means to do things in the proper order; do not skip things that you should do first. The most important task get priority. To focus on the appropriate order in which to do things. 1. Let's go to a jazz bar afterwards! But first things first, let's...

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