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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.”


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    [meet-lee] /ˈmit li/ adverb 1. suitably; fittingly; properly; in a seemly manner.

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    [meet] /mit/ adjective 1. suitable; fitting; proper. /miːt/ verb meets, meeting, met 1. sometimes foll by up or(US) with. to come together (with), either by design or by accident; encounter: I met him unexpectedly, we met at the station 2. to come into or be in conjunction or contact with (something or each other): the […]

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