tell the same tale/story

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tell the same tale (of something)

To give the same account, provide the same information, or depict the same situation (as something else). The report tells the same tale of corruption and abuse that we've seen in so many industries around the world. It's an open secret that many professional athletes use performance-enhancing drugs, so the latest findings are simply telling the same tale.
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tell the same tale/story (of something)

show the same thing: The faces of these children tell the same tale of hunger and misery.
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McKnight is concerned that "the evangelical, the Roman Catholic, and the mainline Protestant churches force each person to 'tell the same story"' about conversion (p.