in the same boat

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in the same boat

Also, all in the same boat. In a similar situation, in the same position. For example, Everyone's got too much workwe're all in the same boat. This expression alludes to the risks shared by passengers in a small boat at sea. [Mid-1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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