it's the same old story

it's the same old story

also it's an old story
this bad situation has happened many times before It's the same old story - the women do all the work and the men just sit around talking.
Related vocabulary: the same old same old
See also: old, same, story

It's the same old story.

something that you say when a bad situation has happened many times before It's the same old story - the women do all the work and the men just sit around talking.
See also: old, same, story
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Stu Defeat by Leeds United disappointing but I know we are good enough to be competitive in Championship says Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell It's the same old story, no money for transfers, yet we sell both Pelts and Ward and yet there's still no money.
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But it's the same old story, we're not consistent enough defending as a team.
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It's the same old story - someone has to get the blame and McCarthy was an easy target.