• 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.

 

area of agreement, commonalities, communion, community, mutual understanding, mutuality

All thumbs

All thumbs refers to someone who is physically awkward; clumsy. Lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace. Awkward in handling things; uncoordinated. 1. I wish I could play the piano but I'm all thumbs. 2. Gary tried knitting me a scarf but he's all thumbs, it...

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A dry run

A dry run describes an occasion when you practice doing something to make sure there will be no problems when you really do it. A rehearsal or practice exercise. A trial exercise of something to see how it will work before it is launched. 1. There will be a dry run of...

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You can say that again

You can say that again is said when something is true; correct. Something that you say to show you completely agree with something that someone has just said. To express emphatic agreement. 1. A: What a beautiful day with all the flowers in bloom B: You can say that...

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