a dime a dozen


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dime a dozen

Ubiquitous; 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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(a) dime a dozen

Fig. abundant; cheap and common. People who can write good books are not a dime a dozen. Romantic movies are a dime a dozen.
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dime a dozen

So plentiful as to be valueless. For example, Don't bother to buy one of these-they're a dime a dozen. The dime was declared the American ten-cent coin in 1786 by the Continental Congress. [First half of 1900s]
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a dime a dozen

AMERICAN
If things or people are a dime a dozen, there are a lot of them, and so they are not especially valuable or interesting. Note: A dime is an American coin worth ten cents. Writers are a dime a dozen, a new one will be easy enough to find. Films about primitive people are a dime a dozen right now. Note: The usual British expression is two a penny.
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a dime a dozen

Overly abundant; commonplace.
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