be a dime a dozen

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be a dime a dozen

To be ubiquitous; to be so abundant or common as to hold little or no value. In Los Angeles, waiters trying to become famous actors are a dime a dozen. That bird might be a rare sight where you come from, but around here they're a dime a dozen.
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be a dime a dozen

  (American & Australian informal)
to be common and not have much value Romantic novels like these are a dime a dozen.
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