one and the same

one and the same
one and the same
Cliché the very same person or thing. •

John Jones and J. Jones are one and the same.

Men's socks and men's stockings are almost one and the same.

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{adj. phr.} The same; identical. * /Erle Stanley Gardner and A.A. Fair are one and the same person./ * /The spider lily and the Peruvian Daffodil are one and the same./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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