history repeats itself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of history repeats itself

:the same thing happens again

Word by Word Definitions

history play
  1. : tale, story

  2. : a chronological record of significant events (such as those affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes

  3. : a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena (as of geography, animals, or plants)

repeat play repeats
  1. : to say or state again

  2. : to say over from memory : recite

  3. : to say after another

  1. : something repeated : repetition

  2. : a musical passage to be repeated in performance

  3. : a usually transcribed repetition of a radio or television program

  1. : of, relating to, or being one that repeats an offense, achievement, or action

itself play
  1. : that identical one — compare it 1

  2. : its normal, healthy, or sane condition


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