One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The same person or thing (used for emphasis).
- ‘So the ruling party and the former President were often seen as one and the same.’
- ‘It is not feasible by any means to pit songwriting against poetry, for they are one and the same.’
- ‘I think that person I was talking about and this short brunette are one and the same.’
- ‘I grew up equating sex with love, believing them to be one and the same.’
- ‘Come to think of it, the man with the beard and the man with the hood might be one and the same.’
- ‘My dear Dr. Laura, it would seem that your two grievances are truly one and the same.’
- ‘The casual listener might even think the two projects are one and the same.’
- ‘I suppose some people think that multiculturalism and equality are one and the same.’
- ‘He's lobbying to make the working age and the voting age one and the same.’
- ‘It reminds us that nationhood and identity are not one and the same.’
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