bitten by the same bug—said of people who have the same interest or hobby:
- My cousin and I were bitten by the same bug. We collect coins.
tarred with the same brush—said of people considered to have similar objectionable qualities:
- As the numbers of immigrants increase, refugees are tarred with the same brush as illegal economic migrants.
Cf.: painted with the tar brush—said of people or things represented as evil or harmful:
- The myth of the liberal media grew stronger and the Democrats were painted with the tar brush.