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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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It's the same old thing we said after we beat Torquay, the hardest thing to do was to go and win the next game.
Yeah, I can imagine hearing the same old thing over and over again on this show could get boring.
Classic Car Rescue (Five, tomorrow, 8pm) | IF you're a petrolhead who's a bit bored of the same old thing on Top Gear: convoluted challenges; famous faces thrashing a reasonably priced car round Gambon Corner; Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond taking the mickey out of James May, then this could be a welcome alternative to those formulaic shenanigans.
It's the same old thing - they know the cost of everything but not the value of things.
If we keep doing the same old thing we are going to get the same old thing.
We cover our ears, "I can't hear you anymore--it's always the same old thing and I've had enough.
31 is the same old thing, trick-or-treating with your annoying little fairy-princess sister?
Until then, look for the same old thing if not worse.
Chris Lamb, marketing manager of British Meat, said: "People have just got bored with having the same old thing every year.
British Meat consumer marketing manager Chris Lamb said: 'I think people have just got bored with having the same old thing every year.
It's really a continuation of the same old thing, the worst of the same old thing," he says.
From iMacs to Stephen King novels online, it all points to the same thing: Different sells, or at least it helps sell the same old thing.
Fact is, people have grown tired of eating the same old thing and welcome the opportunity to eat something refreshingly different.
If anything, the films that succeeded this summer and the films that failed have emboldened me and filmmakers who share my sensibility that we don't want to just churn out the same old thing,'' says Doug Liman, director of the hit marital-comedy-cum-action-blowout ``Mr.
But if those people haven't changed, who wants to spend time with dysfunctional family doing the same old thing that "makes" us miserable?