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common ground

noun
1.
a foundation of common interest or comprehension, as in a social relationship or a discussion.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for common-ground

common ground

noun
1.
an agreed basis, accepted by both or all parties, for identifying issues in an argument
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common ground

Shared beliefs or interests, a foundation for mutual understanding. For example, The European Union is struggling to find common ground for establishing a single currency. [ 1920s ]
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