to speak the same language

Idiom Definition

"to speak the same language"

to share similar belief systems and ways of expression allowing for fluid and clear communication

Idiom Definition - to speak the same language


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to speak the same language

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How are you getting along with your new boss?

Friend 2: We're getting along really well. Unlike my old boss who could never really figure out what I was talking about, my new boss understands me perfectly. I barely have a chance to express an idea and my boss is filling in all the details as if she could read my mind.

Friend 1: Isn't it excellent when two people speak the same language?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to speak the same language

A husband and wife, who are both doctors, are talking after a long day at work ...

Husband:  I always love to come home to you sweetheart.

Wife:  Me too.  Our friends don't really understand the stresses and strains of our jobs.

Husband:  I agree.  It's so nice to just chat with someone who speaks the same language - without having to explain every little detail.

to speak the same language - Usage:


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to speak the same language - Gerund Form:

Speaking the same language can be a great way to work together efficiently.

to speak the same language - Examples:

1)   Because you're going to be working closely together, make sure you speak the same language, share the same values, and define success the same way.

2)  I had to tell her to stop talking, because we don't even speak the same language when it comes to skin problems.

3)  Sometimes it feels like my doctor and I don't speak the same language. What can I do?

4)  Israel and the United States are part of the great fellowship of democracies who speak the same language of freedom and justice.

5)  Do you and I speak the same language? Do we agree on terminology?

6)  We may not speak the same language, but we do agree that some people need help.

7)  Find the ones where the bloggers speak the same language as in having the same passions as yourself.

8)  Your language is physical, but everyone doesn't speak the same language and you can't expect them too.

9)  They speak the same language in that they see value in sharing information and knowledge.

10)  Sometimes I think we speak the same language, and sometimes I'm not so sure.

11)  Additionally, communication with socially disadvantaged patients may result in misinterpretations even when both parties speak the same language.

12)  Sometimes, I don't feel like I even speak the same language as people anymore.

13)  I just want to be sure we speak the same language when we refer to someone as a skeptic.

14)  We have difficulty communicating too. Does he speak the same language as I do? Will we understand the meaning of our intentions?

15)  Because of its complexity, we may never all be able to speak the same language when it comes to the study of obesity.

16)  When I do need a developer it is so much more rewarding when we can speak the same language and actually collaborate.

17)  When people are in rapport, they literally speak the same language.

18)  Do men and women speak the same language? Can they ever really communicate?

19)  If -- as women -- mothers and daughters speak the same language, why do we still find it hard to communicate?

20)  We speak the same language brother; love, laughter and tears.