the more things change, the more they stay the same


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the more things change, the more they stay the same

Many things remain consistent even as changes happen. The phrase is often said in a resigned or sarcastic tone. We move into a fancy new office, and still, the server crashes all the time. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
See also: more, same, stay, thing
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