same difference

Definition of same difference

chiefly US, informal
used to say that two things are not really different in any important way
  • "They lost 100 games last year." "Actually, they only lost 96 games." "Same difference. The point is, they were awful."

Word by Word Definitions

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

difference play
  1. : the quality or state of being dissimilar or different

  2. : an instance of being unlike or distinct in nature, form, or quality

  3. : a characteristic that distinguishes one from another or from the average

  1. : differentiate, distinguish


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