speak the same language
Understand one another very well, agree with each other, as in Negotiations went on for days, but finally both sides realized they weren't speaking the same language. This term, alluding to literal understanding of spoken words, dates from the late 1800s.
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None of these, though, has inspired quite the same backlash as fluoride.
This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to God, of woman to man, of several women to the same man.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The Pontellier and Ratignolle compartments adjoined one another under the same roof.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman