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Join the club!

Meaning: You can "Join the club!" to someone who has just experienced something unpleasant that you've also experienced, or to someone who's in an unfortunate position that's similar to your own.

For example:

  • You were conned by a bank into taking out a mortgage, and now they own your home? Join the club! We lost ours last month.

  • Peter: "Bobby here just got sacked because a machine can do his job cheaper." Paul: "Yeah? Join the club, Bobby!"

Quick Quiz:

When she heard Kerry's story of being badly treated at the hospital, Diana said "Join the club!" because
  1. she felt sorry for Kerry
  2. she didn't believe Kerry
  3. the same thing had happened to Diana

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