meeting of the minds

Agreement, concord, as in The teachers and the headmaster had a meeting of the minds regarding smoking in school. This expression uses meet in the sense of “arrive at mutual agreement,” as clergyman Edward B. Pusey did in a letter of 1851: “Devout minds, of every school ... meet at least in this.”


Nearby words

  1. meet the requirements,
  2. meet up with,
  3. meet with,
  4. meeting,
  5. meeting house,
  6. meeting post,
  7. meeting rail,
  8. meeting-house,
  9. meetinghouse,
  10. meetly

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