One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be unimportant to (someone) what happens.‘it was all the same to me where it was being sold’
immaterial, of no importance, of no consequence, inconsequential, unimportant, of no matter, of no moment, of little account, irrelevant, insignificant, trivial, petty, slight, inappreciableView synonyms
- ‘Together they had sailed the oceans of the world, wherever work was needed, either in the French Navy, on merchant vessels, or aboard East Indiamen, they were all the same to them.’
- ‘I could take them or leave them; it was all the same to me.’
- ‘Because, well, I hate to say it, but if it really were all the same to him, he'd have accepted your gracious invite on the spot and spared himself the bother.’
- ‘I'm flattered that you thought of me, but if it is all the same to you, I would rather stay on board the Blue Horizon.’
- ‘I was now thoroughly confused, and felt terribly provincial when I said I'd rather sleep on the sofa, if it was all the same to him.’
- ‘Within certain limits, so long as the axe had a sharp and usable edge, its shape was all the same to them.’
- ‘If you'd rather I did not, it is all the same to me.’
- ‘Well, anything that doesn't occur within the sacred bond of marriage is all the same to Santorum.’
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