plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

French quotation from Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
\ plᵫ-sä-shäⁿzh plᵫ-se-lä-mem-shōz How to pronounce plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose (audio) \

Definition of plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

: the more that changes, the more it's the same thing : the more things change, the more they stay the same often shortened to plus ça change

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“Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plus%20%C3%A7a%20change,%20plus%20c'est%20la%20m%C3%AAme%20chose. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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