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English definition of “one and the same”

one and the same

the same thing or person: I was amazed to discover that Mary's husband and Jane's son are one and the same (person).Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of one and the same from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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