garden variety


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garden variety

A standard, unexceptional, or commonly found kind (of thing). That's just your garden variety house spider; there's no need to be concerned about its bite.
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garden variety

Ordinary, common, as in I don't want anything special in a VCR-the garden variety will do. This term alludes to a common plant as opposed to a specially bred hybrid. [Colloquial; 1920]
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More flavors of Garden Variety hummus will be introduced in 2013.
The boutique collections may cost more than the easy-to-find garden variety, but sheer beauty makes them worth the extra money.
Mr Walsh is straight out of the East End School of Manners so when the driver was so rude to his supposed gran, gentleman Tom was going to provide his chauffeur with some "decking" and I don't mean the garden variety.
Trace that narrative coil, ignoring the garden variety fires, even when lethal, and move, first, to the northwestern United States.
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The two best ways to confront the crude, rude, and abusive are sanctioned by Miss Manners, who suffers from neither garden variety rudeness nor abuse.
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Foundry scrap is discarded metal, much of it garden variety junk.
For gift-givers seeking a more personalized approach, garden variety last-minute panic gifts, such as wine, liquor, gift certificates or chocolates, may not do the trick.
1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sabra Dipping Company, the country's leading hummus manufacturer, today unveiled a new line of Garden Variety hummus in two flavors, Southwest and Tuscan Herb.
The films range temporally from The Magnificent Ambersons in 1942 to Reds in 1981, and are all iconic in the sense of well known to film buffs and most familiar at least in name even to garden variety recipients of US popular culture.
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Miss Willmott's Ghost, which has spiky metallic blooms, is my favourite garden variety.
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There will be uncommonly good treasures in this not so garden variety selection of junk.