One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that a particular bad situation is tediously familiar.‘are we not faced with the same old story of a badly managed project?’
- ‘We are capable of beating most sides in this league, yet it's been the same old story in the last two or three matches as silly goals have cost us badly.’
- ‘But it was the same old story: A father and son drifting apart.’
- ‘And on the show went last Sunday, but it was the same old story for Sligo.’
- ‘Sad to say, we'll likely have the same old story for at least another decade.’
- ‘Basically it the same old story of idiots with muscles trying to act important instead of just doing their job.’
- ‘But it's the same old story - the keeper is always singled out for the blame.’
- ‘But it's always the same old story: New coach comes in, wows everyone into believing the Irish are back, but then it all goes south.’
- ‘It's the same old story: no shortage of applicants, just a shortage of high - quality applicants.’
- ‘I have also sat on a New York City grand jury and heard over one hundred narcotics cases, and it is the same old story from everyone.’
- ‘This car is very good, and I don't think my driving has been that bad, but it's the same old story: I've been in the wrong place at the wrong time.’
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