join the club


join the club
join the club (informal)
1. We are all in the same position
2. Me too
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Main Entry:club

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welcome to/join/the club spoken phrase
used for telling someone that you understand an unpleasant situation they are in, because you are in the same situation

‘I feel completely let down.’ ‘Join the club.’

Thesaurus: ways of saying that you know, understand or agreesynonym
Main entry: club

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I
[in imperative] informal often humorous used as an observation that someone else is in a difficult or unwelcome situation to one's own

if you're confused, join the club!

II
see club I

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join the club (also welcome to the club)
informal
— used to say that the problems or feelings someone is having are problems or feelings that you have had yourself

If you don't understand the rules, join the club: no one else does either!

— often used to suggest that a person's problems or feelings are not unusual and do not deserve much sympathy

So you think you deserve to be paid more money for your work? Well, join the club. [=lots of people think they deserve more money]

“My son won't do what I tell him to do.” “Join the club. I can't get my daughter to obey me, either.”

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Main Entry:club
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join the club — see club, 1
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Main Entry:join

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join the ˈclub idiom
(informal) used when sth bad that has happened to sb else has also happened to you

So you didn't get a job either? Join the club!

Main entry:joinidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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