bitten by the same bug

bitten by the same bug

Sharing a particular desire, interest, or impulse. I can't believe we applied to the same five schools! We must have been bitten by the same bug.
See also: bitten, bug, same

bitten by the same bug

Fig. having the same need, desire, or obsession. Bob and I were both bitten by the same bug and ended up getting new cars at the same time.
See also: bitten, bug, same
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I have always kept a record of what I do and my grandfather and father were bitten by the same bug.
I now understand that BBC Wales has been bitten by the same bug and intends to leave Llandaff for pastures new.
Manchester Airport (it's changing names to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport) has "been bitten by the same bug everyone else haslegacy carriers rushing to cut mainline jet service and replacing it with affiliate/subsidiary regional jet service instead.
Unfortunately, Knopfler, who sings in a gravelly style reminiscent of Bob Dylan, seems to have been bitten by the same bug that affected Eric Clapton in the mid-'70s when he essentially stopped taking guitar solos.