the same old story

Definition of the same old story

used to say that a situation or condition has not changed
  • It's the same old story with her—she just can't or won't keep a job.

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

old play
  1. : dating from the remote past : ancient

  2. : persisting from an earlier time

  3. : of long standing

  1. : one of a specified age

  2. : old or earlier time

story play
  1. : history

  2. : history

  3. : an account of incidents or events

  1. : to narrate or describe in story

  2. : to adorn with a story or a scene from history

  1. : the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof

  2. : a set of rooms in such a space

  3. : a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building


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