Used a lot in Thailand, especially in an attempts to sell something but can mean just about anything depending on what the user is trying to achieve.
Q "Is this a real rolex?"
A " Yes Sir, same same but different"
by Kiwicito September 12, 2004
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Pertaining to the nature of lady-boys in Thailand.
When the two breasts look same-same like a woman's but the dong is still there.
Bob: I was grinding with a girl and I think I felt a lump.
Jack: Same same but different.
by ezezz23 July 10, 2008
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Title of the amazing song featured in the 2008 Bollywood film "Bombay to Bangkok".
Also used to describe subtle nuances.
Ally: Is it just me, or does this room stink like mildew too?
Lauren: It's same same but different!
Lauren and Ally: We are same same but different, we are same same but different.
The Boys: (jealous silence)
by Amacdo October 18, 2008
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Have all the same features... but something that shocks you and you wanna be involved with!
Dr Pete: Yo reggie is that the new iPhone?

Alex: Nah braaaah, cooking on the new Samsung note 8. It's same same but different

Dr Pete: Truuuuuuu
by Sneaky pete August 02, 2017
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When the methodology and pedagogy used in Singapore math textbooks and supplementary titles (foreign and local editions) at the same grade are believed or perceived to be equivalent, yet the level of difficulty of the brain-unfriendly questions in both editions differs significantly—the tailor-made overseas editions are often one or two grades lower than the local one.
US math educators need to take note of the same-same-but-different Singapore math titles to temper their expectations of their students’ mathematical proficiency compared to that of their Singaporean counterparts.
by MathPlus August 30, 2021
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