the same old same old

the same old same old

(spoken)
something that has not changed You walk through your old school, and it's the same old same old. This season hasn't been exactly the same old same old for the team, who are leading their division.
Related vocabulary: it's the same old story
See also: old, same
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But with immigration minister Damien Green winnowing away about our "tolerant andmutually respectful society" and calling a vote "undesirable," just expect more of the same old same old.
Arsenal, ride through the forest storm where no one else can come to taste what's within your palm, and return with the grace and glory of a champion, European champion, yet remain the same old same old Arsenal'.
Sure, we all scream for ice cream--unless we're lactose intolerant, counting calories, or just tired of the same old same old.
HERE IS A PREJUDICE HELD BY ALL the wise in America: The so-called information revolution is just more of the same old same old.
But the script by Mark Solomon, complete with oversexed starlets, gossip mongers and amoral network executives, is the same old same old, and cluttered with tediously belabored scenes - even the hyperkinetically edited montages go on too long.
It's more a renegade, as disgusted with the same old same old in sitcoms as you are, and enjoying tromping around mucking things up a bit.
In general, it was a night where the veterans beat the young artists: Sting and Whitney Houston both won with the same old same old in categories otherwise dominated by fresher, more vibrant talent - the people who a decade or two from now, presumably, will be receiving Grammys for warmed-over versions of the more vital music they created this year.
while adding little perspective and nothing new to the same old same old.