Someone who is in the same boat
. Used figuratively for people who are in the same situation or facing similar or analogous circumstances.
from com- "together" (see com-) + navigare "to sail, sail over, go by sea, steer a ship," from navis "ship"
She: I have heard of this, but have not yet read it. I'm excited :)
Me: I'd seen many quotes from his literary masterpiece, but I'd never downloaded the .txt file... until today. We appear then connavigators—in the same boat.