be in the same boat (as someone)

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be in the same boat (as someone)

To have the same negative or unfortunate experience, circumstance, or outcome as 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 lose your job, remember that you're not alone—a lot of other people are in the same boat as you right now.
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be in the same boat

be in the same unfortunate or difficult circumstances as others. informal
See also: boat, same
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be in the ˌsame ˈboat

be in the same difficult position or situation as somebody else: None of us could do the maths exam, so we’re all in the same boat.
See also: boat, same
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in the same boat as, to be

To be in similar circumstances or in the same position. This expression, which alludes to the risks shared by all those present in a small boat at sea, dates from the time of the ancient Greeks and has been used figuratively for many centuries. It often is stated as all in the same boat, as it was by Artemus Ward (The Draft in Baldinsville, 1862): “We are all in the same boat.”
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