amount to the same thing


: to have very little difference
"Lying and cheating amount to the same thing," she said.

Examples of amount to the same thing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or a woman in control of her body, her image, her intellectual property, her career, her life (which, in this case, all amount to the same thing). Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 But for reporters at the press conference, that didn’t seem to amount to the same thing as saying the Dolphins aren’t trying to replace him with Watson. Mark Inabinett |, al, 30 Oct. 2021 But big risks and small risks amount to the same thing: risk. Michael McMullen, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Then again, maybe narcissism and living for half a millennia simply amount to the same thing, and that’s the point of the flashback. Devon Maloney, Vulture, 24 Apr. 2021

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“Amount to the same thing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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