all\ the\ same

all\ the\ same
• all the same
• just the same
I. n. phr.
Something that makes no difference; a choice that you don't care about.

If it's all the same to you, I would like to be waited on first.

You can get there by car or by bus - it's all one.

II. adv. phr. informal
As if the opposite were so; nevertheless; anyway; anyhow; still.

Everyone opposed it, but Sally and Bob got married all the same.

Mary is deaf, but she takes tap dancing lessons just the same.

Johnny was given up by the doctors after the accident, but he lived just the same.

Compare: at that(3), in spite of

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  • all the same(2) — or[just the same] {adv. phr.}, {informal} As if the opposite were so; nevertheless; anyway; anyhow; still. * /Everyone opposed it, but Sally and Bob got married all the same./ * /Mary is deaf, but she takes tap dancing lessons just the same./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • just the same — See: ALL THE SAME …   Dictionary of American idioms

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