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IDIOM – TO BE IN THE SAME BOAT
MEANING – to be in the same bad, difficult or unpleasant situation, to have the same problem
EXAMPLES – 1. The economy is terrible at the moment. All the local businesses are struggling. They are all in the same boat. 2. John and I failed our history test. As, we’re both in the same boat, we’re studying together so that we will pass when we retake the test. 3. There’s so much work to do in the office at the moment. We have a very good team though and no one’s complaining as we know we’re all in the same boat.
IDIOMS WITH THE SAME MEANING – to be in the same fix.