the same boat

Idiom

The same boat

Definition

To be in the same difficult situation.

Examples

We’re all in the same boat here, so let’s work together to get out of this mess.

We’re all in the same boat when it comes to our finances – let’s come up with a plan together.

Origin

Believed to have originated from the Bible, specifically from the Book of Matthew, in which Jesus tells his disciples that they are in the same boat.