Definition of “it's the same old story” - English Dictionary

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“it's the same old story” in British English

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it's the same old story

informal

C1 said when talking about a bad situation that has happened many times before:

It's the same old story - the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

(Definition of “it's the same old story” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)