Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a meeting of minds

a meeting of minds
Meaning(s)
1) an understanding or agreement between people
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional LowSocial
    • a meeting of minds on the subject/issue/matter/idea/concept
  • Analysis
    This phrase expresses a situation in which two or more people or groups share - or come to share - the same opinions and ideas about something. It is essentially a mutual understanding. This is particularly important in a professional context where 'a meeting of minds' can mean that both or all sides are pulling in the same direction towards a common target; or that all parties involved in a deal or contract acknowledge that they agree and understand the terms involved. Phrases with a similar meaning include 'be of like mind', and 'on the same wavelength.'
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The new Marketing Strategy resulted from a real meeting of minds among the team.
    2. Following a meeting of minds between the Regional Managers, the decision was made to hire more staff.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The committee is really a meeting of minds for those who are interested in improving our town.
    2. We had a great discussion in the cafe, it was like a meeting of minds!
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