(entered for 11.28.05)
Meaning: in the same frame of reference or starting point. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: on the same map
Rewrite 2: using the same page
Rewrite 3: looking at the same data
Rewrite 4: looking through the same window
Rewrite 5: standing in the same boat or on the same dock
Comment: The difficulty here is finding ample general reference points.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Sucker Swallows Clichés, October 2005 review of “Thumbsucker” (film) by the Yale Daily News, by Makda Asrat