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same old story

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same old story

noun phrase

An often-repeated story or occurrence: Every time we ask him to check in, it's the same old story

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • And when it is all over, it is the same old story of the man that did not know the gun was loaded.

    Explanation of Catholic Morals John H. Stapleton
  • Was there anything new, or merely the same old story as before?

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • Was it to be the same old story—was there always to be something in front of Lucretia?

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • I've been talking with Mr. Blodgett, and I find it's the same old story.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • In a new form, it is the same old story of the Mammoth Terraces.

  • He promises to reform continually, but it is the same old story.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • The same old story; I have heard it a thousand times and I am tired of it.

    Ivanoff Anton Checkov
  • "Yes, the same old story," acknowledged the man at the door.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish

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