amount to the same thing

amount to the same thing

To be essentially the same. The phrase usually implies that the difference between two things has no significant consequence. I don't care who started the fight, it all amounts to the same thing: you getting suspended from school. These different expenses all amount to the same thing: money coming out of my bank account.
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amount to the same thing

 and come to the same thing; add up to the same thing
Fig. to be the same [as something]. Borrowing can be the same as stealing. If the owner does not know what you have borrowed, it amounts to the same thing. With cars—whether they're red or blue—it comes to the same thing.
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amount to the same thing

Also, come to the same thing. Make no difference, be the same, as in Since it's supposed to rain all day, whether I go outdoors now or later will amount to the same thing , or Paying in cash or with a credit card, it comes to the same thing.
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aˌmount/ˌcome to the same ˈthing

it does not matter how something happens or is done, the result in the end is the same: Whether it was your fault or his fault, it still amounts to the same thing. My car’s wrecked.
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References in classic literature ?
To justify their zeal in this matter, they allege two things: one is that, though the constitution of New York has no bill of rights prefixed to it, yet it contains, in the body of it, various provisions in favor of particular privileges and rights, which, in substance amount to the same thing; the other is, that the Constitution adopts, in their full extent, the common and statute law of Great Britain, by which many other rights, not expressed in it, are equally secured.
If I am a short-tongued fellow, it may amount to the same thing. Now, Lammle, I am never going to answer questions.'
Both, in the fullness of time, may amount to the same thing. class="MsoNormalPRIME MINISTER class="MsoNormalThere is so far no clear consensus on what exactly the intended constitutional changes will involve.
The internet has stories of experiences in such 'clinics'-some of them comedic-that all amount to the same thing: We're all paying far more money than we should for something that any self-respecting medical practitioner shouldn't want to be associated with.
The free charging credits amount to the same thing as being given free gas when buying a new car.
Lewis argued that indeterminacy in personal identity allows caring about psychological connectedness and caring about personal identity to amount to the same thing. The essay argues that Lewis's treatment of two of Parfit's puzzle cases--degreed survival and fission--presuppose different nonclassical treatments of belief and desire.
It is a joy that a slim chance and a fat chance amount to the same thing" - Broadcaster and playwright Sandi Toksvig.
This movement goes under different names - it is sometimes dubbed 'financial life planning' while others know it as 'holistic life planning' - but they amount to the same thing. Here are some steps to take so that you too can make money do what you want, rather than the other way round:
The Englishman, who has won eight of his past nine meetings with Van Gerwen, is 8-15 to continue that sizzling sequence - you can back him at 4-7 with Victor Chandler to wind up with the better average, which doesn't always amount to the same thing but is definitely a punt to consider.
In other words, whether you sell to your son, or any third party, will amount to the same thing whereby the lender will have first call on the proceeds of sale.
It was also slammed by World Bankers Association and the Conservative Party, who amount to the same thing.
All too often, these amount to the same thing, because old folk have to choose between heating and eating, with tragic consequences.
Doesn't that amount to the same thing - belt-tightening which is putting lives as risk?
I think that we have to remember that in the business environment investment can take many forms; as well as capital, we must consider our people and we consider our processes, and in many cases these amount to the same thing. If you have read the Government's refreshed manufacturing strategy, which was launched last Monday in the West Midlands, I'm sure you will recall the graph on page six which shows that, since 1997, labour productivity growth has been higher in the UK than in France, Germany or the USA.
Another significant step forward is the court case, The Earl of Malmesbury v Strutt and Parker, decided in 2008, in which the judge considered that adoption of an unreasonable position during a mediation could amount to the same thing as an unreasonable refusal to mediate, and could be considered when deciding who should pay the costs.