amount to the same thing

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of amount to the same thing

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

Word by Word Definitions

amount play
  1. : to be the same in meaning or effect as

  2. : to reach in kind or quality : to turn out to be

  3. : to reach a total : add up

  1. : the total number or quantity : aggregate

  2. : the quantity at hand or under consideration

  3. : the whole effect, significance, or import

same play
  1. : resembling in every relevant respect

  2. : conforming in every respect

  3. : being one without addition, change, or discontinuance : identical

  1. : something identical with or similar to another

  2. : something or someone previously mentioned or described

  1. : in the same manner

thing play
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity


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