(the) same old thing

(the) same old thing
something that is extremely familiar.

I'm just doing the same old thing, and soon I'm going to die of boredom!

Every summer it's the same old thing — shouts of kids enjoying the pool in the hot weather.

Related vocabulary: the same old same old, it's the same old story

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  • the same old — informal + usually disapproving used to refer to something that has not changed I was hoping for something different, but all I got was more of the same old thing. They brought up the same old argument/story yet again! • • • Main Entry: ↑same …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) same old same old — something that has not changed. You walk through your old school, and it s the same old same old. This season hasn t been exactly the same old same old for the team, who are leading their division. Related vocabulary: it s the same old story, the …   New idioms dictionary

  • it's the same old story — this bad situation has happened many times before. It s the same old story the women do all the work and the men just sit around talking. Related vocabulary: the same old same old, the same old thing …   New idioms dictionary

  • Same Old Song and Dance — Single par Aerosmith extrait de l’album Get Your Wings Pays  États Unis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Bells (Old Kingdom Series) — The Necromancer s Bells are a set of seven bells which play a pivotal role in the Old Kingdom series of books by Garth Nix. They are used both by the Abhorsen and the Necromancers, and can either bind or raise the dead. The Book of the Dead… …   Wikipedia

  • All the same — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Friendly Ghost — is a cartoon released by Paramount Pictures on 16 November 1945 under its Noveltoons series of animated shorts. It is the first cartoon to feature Casper the Friendly Ghost. Plot We first see Casper reading a book called How To Make Friends by D …   Wikipedia

  • same o(l)’ same o(l)’ — [“semo(l) “semo(l)] n. the same old thing. □ I’m getting tired of the same ol’ same ol’. □ Why not something different? Do you like the same o’ same o’? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • same — [ seım ] function word *** Same can be used in the following ways: as an adjective (after the, this, that, these, or those ): We both went to the same school. Our new competitors are those same people who once asked us to help them. as a pronoun… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • old — W1S1 [əuld US ould] adj comparative older superlative oldest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not new)¦ 2¦(not young)¦ 3¦(age)¦ 4¦(that you used to have)¦ 5¦(familiar)¦ 6¦(very well known)¦ 7 the old days 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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