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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 ?
And hazardous, too; for in attempting a disenchantment without the true key, you are liable to err, and turn your hogs into dogs, and the dogs into cats, the cats into rats, and so on, and end by reducing your materials to nothing finally, or to an odorless gas which you can't follow -- which, of course, amounts to the same thing.
Nothing; for that amounts to the same thing as if I asked you for something.
You think of somebody, and that amounts to the same thing, or rather even more.
here was this sailor-fellow, the only accessible man at the moment, and of course she promptly loved him, or thought she did, which amounts to the same thing.
5, which amounts to the same thing as a corners match bet.
Will we rewrite Leviathan or, what amounts to the same thing, the Peace of Westphalia, without this time having to pass through the tragic radicalization of Europe and the brewing or raging of world wars?
Either way, this amounts to the same thing - 'game on', which reinforces the behaviour.
Or he could have the pick of lucrative City directorships, which amounts to the same thing.
She must win the battle of Britain before she can hope to conquer the world again - and that amounts to the same thing.
Thus far, the UK, which bears a historic responsibility for this conflict, has intervened in a way that either blatantly supports Israel or professes to be even handed which, given the gross asymmetry of the struggle, amounts to the same thing.
At Brighton I was the manager, and then the chairman came to me and asked me to work with a sporting director, who took the title head of football operations - it amounts to the same thing.
These are comments a proper nurse would not have made in front of parents of patients and the fact they were made in public on a networking site amounts to the same thing.
In Eritrea (in last place in the index for the sixth successive year), no journalists were killed but some were left to die, which amounts to the same thing.
Lots of fans believe the FA should refuse to play in any competition that Serbia are involved in or, at least, refuse to play Serbia and I suppose that amounts to the same thing.