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same same but different

\saym-saym-but-different\
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Definition

The object/person/service is similar to what you are talking about but not exactly the same.

Usage

Mumbai cab driver: "Where do you want to go?"
Vada Pau: "Parel"
Mumbai cab driver: "Parel or Lower Parel"
Vada Pau: "What's the difference?"
Mumbai cab driver: "Arre same same but different. Parel is East and Lower Parel is West"
Added 2011-07-26 by VadaPau

Root

English

Region

Mumbai, Goa

Related Terms

same difference

Terms referencing this

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