Misery loves company
People who are unhappy may get some consolation from knowing that others are unhappy too.
Examples from the Web for misery loves company
Nor is Scottish independence a misery-loves-company moment for us Irish.Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster
P. J. O’Rourke
September 13, 2014
Idioms and Phrases with misery loves company
misery loves company
Fellow sufferers make unhappiness easier to bear, as in She secretly hoped her friend would fail, too—misery loves company. Words to this effect appeared in the work of Sophocles (c. 408 b.c.) and other ancient writers; the earliest recorded use in English was about 1349.