carried out or taking place on the same day as a preliminary action
Same-sex people are the same sex as each other, or the same sex as a particular person.
The size of something is how big or small it is. Something's size is determined by comparing it to other things, counting it, or measuring it.
You use self-same when you want to emphasize that the person or thing mentioned is exactly the same as the one mentioned previously.
You say ' same again ' when you want to order another drink of the same kind as the one you have just had.
The effect of one thing on another is the change that the first thing causes in the second thing.
The price of something is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy it.
You can use thing to refer to any object, feature, or event when you cannot, need not, or do not want to refer to it more precisely .
all the same:
the same as:
If something is happening the same as something else, the two things are happening in a way that is similar or exactly the same.
just the same:
at the same time:
If two or more things exist, happen, or are true at the same time, they exist, happen, or are true together although they seem to contradict each other.
in the same boat:
If two or more people are in the same boat, they are in the same unpleasant situation .
in the same way:
You use in the same way to introduce a situation that you are comparing with one that you have just mentioned, because there is a strong similarity between them.
one and the same:
When two or more people or things are thought to be separate and you say that they are one and the same, you mean that they are in fact one single person or thing.
on the same page:
in agreement about what you are trying to achieve
the same position:
You can describe your situation at a particular time by saying that you are in a particular position .
the same problem:
A problem is a situation that is unsatisfactory and causes difficulties for people.
the same/the very same:
You say ' the same ' or ' the very same ' in reply to someone's question when you are saying that they have identified a person or thing correctly.
by the same token:
You use by the same token to introduce a statement that you think is true for the same reasons that were given for a previous statement.
in the same breath:
You can use in the same breath or in the next breath to indicate that someone says two very different or contradictory things, especially when you are criticizing them.
in the same canoe:
of the same tribe
sing the same tune:
to continue to express the same ideas or opinions that you have expressed before
the same old story:
the familiar or regular course of events
all the same to me:
If you say ' It's all the same to me ', you mean that you do not care which of several things happens or is chosen .
in the same direction:
A direction is the general line that someone or something is moving or pointing in.
all the same/just the same:
You can say all the same or just the same to introduce a statement which indicates that a situation or your opinion has not changed, in spite of what has happened or what has just been said .
cut from the same cloth:
very similar in character, attitudes or behaviour
on the same wavelength:
If two people are on the same wavelength, they find it easy to understand each other and they tend to agree, because they share similar interests or opinions .
speak the same language:
to communicate with understanding because of common background, values, etc
(it's the) same difference:
there is no difference
tarred with the same brush:
If some people in a group behave badly and if people then wrongly think that all of the group is equally bad, you can say that the whole group is tarred with the same brush .
two sides of the same coin:
If you say that two things are two sides of the same coin, you mean that they are different ways of looking at or dealing with the same situation.
sing from the same hymn sheet to sing from the same song sheet:
If you say that people, especially people in the same organization, are singing from the same hymn sheet or are singing from the same song sheet, you mean that they are saying the same things in public about something and appear to agree about it.
sing from the same song sheet:
to say the same things about a subject in order to give the impression of unity or agreement
be shooting for the same target:
if two people are shooting for the same target, they are in agreement about what they are trying to achieve together
of one mind like/the same mind:
If a number of people are of one mind, of like mind, or of the same mind, they all agree about something.
on equal terms/on the same terms:
If two people or groups compete on equal terms or on the same terms, neither of them has an advantage over the other.
ride two horses at the same time:
to try to follow two conflicting sets of ideas at the same time
tar someone with the same brush:
to assume that someone behaves as badly as other people in a particular group
the same old story/the old story:
If you say it's the same old story or it's the old story, you mean that something unpleasant or undesirable seems to happen again and again.
and the same to you with knobs on:
the same to you but even more so
pay a person back in the same coin:
to treat a person in the same way the person treated oneself
speak the same (or someone's) language:
to have the same beliefs, attitudes, etc. (as another)
under one roof/under the same roof:
If a number of things or people are under one roof or under the same roof, they are in the same building .
to be singing from the same hymn sheet:
If people are said to be singing from the same hymn sheet, they are saying the same thing
be in the same ballpark as someone or something:
to be as good or important as another person or thing