same old thing


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same old thing

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