be in the same boat

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be in the same boat

To share a particular experience or circumstance with someone else. My sister failed her driver's test, and I'll be in the same boat if I don't practice parallel parking. As hard as it is to live with a disability, remember that you're not alone—a lot of other people are in the same boat.
See also: boat, same

be in the same boat

to be in the same unpleasant situation as other people She's always complaining that she doesn't have enough money, but we're all in the same boat. (often + as ) If he loses his job he'll be in the same boat as any other unemployed person.
See also: boat, same