"one in the same"

Posted by ESC on March 23, 2000

In Reply to: "One in the same" posted by J. Wooldridge on March 22, 2000

: We have a disagreement over a saying. Is it "one in the same" or "one and the same?" An example would be: "Our town is a place where neighbors and friends are one in the same."
: I would appreciate opinions on this.

: Thanks.

I couldn't find this in any reference book. Here's my vote. One and the same. "Was that John?" "One and the same."