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on the same page

on the same page

Date: Jul 13 2006


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I grew up in a large family, so that’s always been hugely important to me. And [my wife] is on the same page, so it makes it that much easier.”

Will Smith, talking about how important family is to him.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

sharing the same thoughts or ideas; in agreement

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

When you’re on the same page as someone, you have an equal level of understanding about a situation. You have similar ideas about what needs to be accomplished.

When working with a group of people, it is important for everyone to be on the same page. Everyone should know what needs to get done and when it needs to get done. If people aren’t on the same page, problems arise.

In the example above, Will Smith is saying that both he and his wife want a large family. They are on the same page about their family.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“It was so easy to get this project done because we were all on the same page, and everyone knew what to do.”

“Margaret and Alex disagree about everything. They are never on the same page.”

“I’m glad we’re on the same page about where to go on vacation this year.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Vitamin C one has the same experience with another
by Vitamin C
have the same background
by dengshufang
On the same page means that they have the same point of view on something
by gugigugi
hiyo one experiences the same condition.
by hiyo
they are on the same condition
by flowers'whisper
Roshan She also belongs same large family
by Roshan
It means"the same with somebody or something".
by changge12345
thinking in the similar way
by K S Jayakumar
pammy They have a lot of in common
by pammy
his wife agrees
by Lindsay
it means his wife grew up in a large family too.like him
by nonarrr
hossein99 in agreement
by hossein99
And my wife has the same conditon, so it makes it that much easier.
by pnd_vn
pammy They have a lot of in common
by pammy
Helga To have the same opinion or to be in the same conditions
by Helga
it means very near,the same.
by seafearer
His wife agrees with him.
by libai
It means sharing the same experience or being in the same or similar situation.
by neerja
and so is my wife important to me
by Shawki
wayne226 on the same page means on the same situation
by wayne226
same status and history
by Andylee1029
kenien You are in a situation that is as same as others'.
by kenien
think alike, same perception
by getsetgo
it means in the same circumstances
by anjloajmal
luciana I think that he means that his wife is on the same situation than him, that is, his wife´s family is also hugely important for her!
by luciana
Nabilah "On the same page" is used of people being in basic understanding and agreement on something. Example: "Before we make any decisions today, I'd like to make sure that everyone is on the same page." People are "on the same page" when they look at a problem or a situation in the same way and agree on a course of action. Example: "Each of us has been busy with his own projects lately, so I called this meeting today to bring us all together on the same page."
by Nabilah
To be in agreement
by mrgiba
Being on the same page with a person means that you share the same view-points, ideas, beliefs and/or experiences
by chilena12
They think in the way, they share the same feeling.
by Ro
they are very alike
by david barcenas diaz
monicalo "On the same page" has a further meaning of people being in basic understanding and agreement on something. People are "on the same page" when they look at a problem or a situation in the same way and agree on a course of action
by monicalo
In the same situation...
by hamed_l0ve2
His wife has the same condition (large family too)
by huma
sherryleio It means to be in the same circumstances. Will Smith was saying his wife grew in a large family too.
by sherryleio
If someone is "on the same page" with you that means s/he agree or have the same opinion with you on a certain event.
by love212
so his wife to or same for his wife
by stephane
talitapb experience the same situation
by talitapb
[has had the same experience] it's the same case for her as well.
by rayne
Her wife grew up in a large family also
by alone2002dj
on the same page means having the same thought, opinion, idea. "Igrew up in a large family ....and my wife is too"
by thuhuong
they share the same family situation
by supershirleycita
have same expirence with some one
by liujinhibox
She has the same condition ;she was born in a large family,too.
by rjbsabouri
hojat541 He means his wife has grown up in the same condition !
by hojat541
Means his wife is also the important member of the big family
by Jacknowhere
ATEKE On the same level
my guess is the same like will smith my family is vary important.
by saremkw

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Saudi Arabia

great slang I hear it today in the movie

05:37 PM Aug 27 2010 |



it means that someone lives in the same situation or is in the same way.  

10:59 PM May 04 2010 |

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