Definition of be in the same boat in English:

be in the same boat


  • Be in the same difficult circumstances as others.

    ‘do not despair: you are one of millions in the same boat’
    • ‘Alarm bells started to ring, though, when Mrs Glover helped to set up a support group for other families in the same boat and an event was organised.’
    • ‘A lot of the other employees are in the same boat, having to worry about mortgages and other financial commitments.’
    • ‘I know how you feel about having to use a PC at work… but I don't feel sorry for you, because I'm in the same boat.’
    • ‘His wish is echoed by many citizens in the same boat: they live in the suburban areas around the city and go downtown to work every day.’
    • ‘I'm in the same boat as Richard Cole and Dr. Henry Lee, and some of the other people on your panel.’
    • ‘I know this is not a nice thing to write, and once I was in the same boat, but I do wish workers would not converge on my supermarket at lunchtimes.’
    • ‘And it was about a sense of belonging and being among people who were in the same boat which they wanted projected.’
    • ‘If you're in the same boat, at least know you're not the only one.’
    • ‘I have had friends who have had difficulties and there are so many people in the same boat.’
    • ‘We are all in the same boat: we both win and we both lose.’