join the club

variants: less commonly

welcome to the club

Definition of join the club

informal

  1. —said to indicate that the problems or feelings someone is having are problems or feelings that the speaker has had If you don't understand the rules, join the club: no one else does either! ; often used to suggest that a person's problems or feelings are not unusual and do not deserve much sympathy So you think you deserve to be paid more money for your work? Well, join the club.

Word by Word Definitions

joinplay
  1. :  to put or bring together so as to form a unit

    :  to connect (separated items, such as points) by a line

    :  adjoin

  1. :  something that joins two things :  a place or line where joining occurs :  joint

    :  union

clubplay
  1. :  a heavy usually tapering staff especially of wood wielded as a weapon

    :  a stick or bat used to hit a ball in any of various games

    :  something resembling a club

  1. :  to beat or strike with or as if with a club

    :  to gather into a club-shaped mass

    :  to unite or combine for a common cause


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