plough the same furrow

Definition of plough the same furrow

British, literary
:to do the same thing someone else does
  • He was not content to plough the same furrow as his father.

Word by Word Definitions

plough
  1. : chiefly British spelling of plow

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

furrow play
  1. : a trench in the earth made by a plow

  2. : plowed land : field

  3. : something that resembles the track of a plow: such as

  1. : to make furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines in

  2. : to make or form furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines


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