join the club


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join the club

An expression used when two people have something unpleasant in common. Yeah, join the club—I hardly got any sleep night either.
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Join the club!

Inf. an expression indicating that the person spoken to is in the same, or a similar, unfortunate state as the speaker. You don't have anyplace to stay? Join the club! Neither do we. Did you get fired too? Join the club!
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join the club

A phrase used to express sympathy for a common experience. For example, You waited three hours for the doctor? Join the club! [c. 1940]
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join the club

or

welcome to the club

You say join the club or welcome to the club when someone has been telling you about their problems or feelings, and you want to show that you have had the same problems or feel the same way. Tory MP, Andrew Smith, confesses he doesn't entirely understand the issue. Join the club, Andrew. You feel exhausted? Welcome to the club.
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join (or welcome to) the club

used as a humorous exclamation to express solidarity with someone else who is experiencing problems or difficulties that the speaker has already experienced.
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join the ˈclub

said as a reply to somebody who tells you their bad news when you are or have been in the same situation yourself; an expression of sympathy: ‘I failed the exam again!’ ‘Join the club! Pete, Sarah and I have as well, so don’t worry!’
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Join the club

verb
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Not only will they not be able to join the club, but many in the area believe the picturesque Old Head Of Kinsale is being spoiled by the major new development.
The 25-year-old former England Saxons player will join the club for the duration of the Rugby World Cup, subject to a medical.
If you want to join the club, phone Lorraine on 0113 2799382.
Boro negotiated first option on the former Leeds and Newcastle defender when they set up the loan move and have since been working to persuade Woodgate to join the club he supported as a boy.
There they were joined by club members both past and present - including some who were amongst the first to join the club in 1946.