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compare notes

C1 If two people compare notes, they tell each other what they think about something they have both done: We'd both been out with the same man at different points in our lives so it was interesting to compare notes.
(Definition of compare notes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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compare notes

to exchange information and opinions: We met at the coffee shop to compare notes on the new professor.
(Definition of compare notes from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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