in the same boat

in the same boat  {adv.} or  {adj. phr.}
In the same trouble; in the same fix; in the same bad situation.
When the town's one factory closed and hundreds of people lost their jobs, all the storekeepers were in the same boat.
Dick was disappointed when Fern refused to marry him, but he knew others were in the same boat.
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