Same Old Story Meaning
(idiomatic) What usually happens, a happening which is not surprising and is tediously familiar.
Example: August 16 2014, Daniel Taylor, "Swansea upstage Manchester United in Louis van Gaalâ€™s Premier League bow," guardian.co.uk:
New manager, same old story, even if the home crowd would like to trust there is better to come.
1970, Paul Simon, Everywhere I Go I get Slandered
It's the same old story - everywhere I go I get slandered.