• 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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Go downhill

For something or someone to go downhill, it means to decline and grow worse and worse. To deteriorate; worsen. Gradually become worse. 1. The construction industry is showing that it's going downhill.   2. My health has gone downhill since the accident.  ...

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Go for it

When someone says go for it, it means to put forth necessary effort or energy to do or pursue something. Used as words of encouragement especially in the face of doubt. To do what you need without additional thought. 1. If you want the girl, stop worrying and just go...

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Come as no surprise

When someone says that something comes as no surprise, it means that it was expected. Will not be surprising to learn. Completely expected. 1. It came as no surprise that the government officials had received black money.   2. It came as no surprise that the U.S....

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