same old same old


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same old same old

The same thing that is always done or that always happens. It often implies that such a thing is boring or monotonous. The phrase is duplicated for emphasis. We always sit around and do the same old same old. Let's go out this week. A: "What are you doing this summer?" B: "Same old same old—loading up the car and heading to the beach."
See also: old, same
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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.
The girls' toys, on the other hand, are pretty much the same old same old.