To be on the same page
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Hello-hello! Today we continue speaking about the idioms, and I’m gonna tell you about like the most popular idiom nowadays in English language: ‘To be on the same page’.
When people are on the same page that means that they agree with each other about something or that they have the same opinion about something.
For example, if she agrees with him that means that they are on the same page. But if she doesn’t agree with him that means that they are not on the same page at the moment.
We can use it in business language, we can use it in everyday language – it doesn’t matter. In business it sounds like this: for example, during the meeting the boss says ‘Until we get everybody on the same page nobody goes home, everybody’s going to live in this office forever’
Or for example in everyday conversation you have such situation like ‘Do you agree with me? Are you on the same page with me? Are we on the same page? Because if we are not we have a problem. We can’t reach agreement on something’ – means that we’re not on the same page.
I hope that was useful for you. You should use it, because it’s very popular.
A bit of practice (Leave your answers in comments)
Complete the gaps using the correct form of ‘To be on the same page’
- – Why did you break up with him? – We couldn’t choose where to go on vacation. We ___________________ I couldn’t stand constant arguments anymore.
- – Why are they fighting? – They have different opinions about my presentation. They ___________________.
- If a couple ___________________ about how many children they want to have, it’s better not to get married.
- Oh my god! I hope we ___________________. Otherwise, I’ll have to give this puppy away.
- I hate it when people ___________________ with me. It makes my so angry!
- If a husband and a wife are not on the same page about having a pet, what do you think they should do?
- If two main partners of a firm are never on the same page, what consequences their firm might face?