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‘One and the same’ or ‘one in the same’?

Have you ever heard the expression one in the same? I came across it recently and it took me aback as I always thought this saying was one and the same. I looked it up and found out that one and the same is actually correct. One in the same is a corrupted phonetic equivalent. Both are intended to mean that two things are similar or virtually identical, that is, they are one and the same.

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