On the same page

On the same page

Idiom: On the same page


To be in agreement on something. To think in the same way or have access to the same knowledge or information.

agreeing about something (such as how things should be done)

multiple people having the same understanding

having the same information or knowledge

thinking in the same way


I don’t think those two are ever going to be on the same page!

I think we’re all on the same page.

We’re all on the same page in our careers, and we all have the same professional needs.

We all need to be on the same page before we try to present this complex idea to the boss.

The party has done so much to get members of its organisation on-message and on the same page.

We’re not on the same page. Listen carefully to what I am telling you.

Before we begin with the discussion, I want to make sure that all of us are on the same page.

Let us discuss this internally first so that we are on the same page before we speak to the customer.

I don’t think we are on the same page regarding this. I will explain to you exactly what I think, please listen to me carefully.

The confusion arose because they were not on the same page. He was talking of one thing and was referring to something else.

Since you were not present yesterday, I’ll quickly update you about what happened so that we are on the same page.

We need to get environmentalists and businesses on the same page to improve things.

Both words are on the same page of the dictionary, but of course, you know that.

Before we make any decisions today, I’d like to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

Try to place them on the same page so you can see they all work together.

I feel uncomfortable even writing about them on the same page.

Tom and I are more often on the same page in the hymn book on the issues than I and Sen.

We all need to be on the same page before we try to present this complex idea to the boss.

Both words are on the same page of the dictionary, but of course you know that.

In several cases, we marked the same word more than once, even though the referenced are on the same page.

One supposes that for everyone to remain on the same page there are programs of continued reeducation.

On the same page advance with some machines manageable size live piece.

You may be a cash-and-carry kind of girl and he may be a credit-is-king kind of guy but once you’re a couple, it’s best to get your money matters on the same page.


The origin of the phrase is unclear. It is sometimes attributed to singing in a choir, where all the singers had to be on the same page. It is also possible to have originated in classes and meetings, where everyone had to be reading the same page to understand what was being discussed. The first written reference in this exact form is from 1979, but the phrase probably existed before that too.

Other ways to say “On The Same Page”

  • Go along with
  • On the same wavelength
  • In agreement
  • Preaching to the converted
  • In sync
  • On the same side
  • In line with
  • Having the same understanding

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