be in the same boat

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be in the same boat

To share a particular experience or circumstance with someone else. My sister failed her driver's test, and I'll be in the same boat if I don't practice parallel parking. As hard as it is to live with a disability, remember that you're not alone—a lot of other people are in the same boat.
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be in the same boat

be in the same unfortunate or difficult circumstances as others. informal
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be in the ˌsame ˈboat

be in the same difficult position or situation as somebody else: None of us could do the maths exam, so we’re all in the same boat.
See also: boat, same