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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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  • Was it to be the same old story—was there always to be something in front of Lucretia?

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • But you know, it's always the same old story in this business.

  • The same old story, I thought, with despair—these floating fish will not bite.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • "Yes, the same old story," acknowledged the man at the door.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • Was there anything new, or merely the same old story as before?

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • I've been talking with Mr. Blodgett, and I find it's the same old story.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

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

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • I suppose it's the same old story: an explosive and a panic.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray

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