bog standard


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bog standard

slang Conventional. Primarily heard in UK. I just need a bog standard phone—nothing fancy.
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bog ˈstandard

(British English, informal) ordinary; with no special features: All you need is a bog standard machine — nothing fancy.
See also: bog, standard
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BUSINESSES that offer "really interesting and exciting experiences" rather than the "bog standard" things people find in other towns could help shape the future of Rhyl.
The sad thing is this was such uninspiring, bog standard travel fare I didn't even feel guilty for laughing when Julia's Bondi Beach trip was ruined by a downpour.
IT is called Bog Standard and it is a complete bathroom suite that is road taxed, insured and has an MOT.
Even though, my friend, I think between us we may be blamed for doing the subject to death, I noticed the Editor of Talkback got into the spirit of things by headlining your letter as a "bog standard response", so it is not just down to us then, Mike!
Can't say I remember that, but one thing is for sure - this year of the International Champions Cup has set the bog standard for soccer worldwide.
James says: "Grantchester is so much more than a bog standard murder mystery because it doesn't shy away from the issues of the period that are also relevant now.
SIR - Not content with his crass conclusion that it "would be very hard to find anybody in that period who doesn't succumb to casual anti-semitism", Richard Wyn Jones ("Early Plaid 'sympathies' for fascism rejected in new book", May 29) now turns his insightful historical analysis onto the Spanish Civil War on which Plaid, according to Professor Jones, held a "bog standard position".
If a councillor wants to stay in touch with constituents via Twitter, Facebook and by email, a bog standard PS50-PS100 smart phone at the councillor's own expense would suffice.
"We have been advised the toilets should re-open this week and look forward to what we hope will no longer be a bog standard level of facility."
** PARDOE, Mark Not Bog Standard Omnibus, 2012 232pp $15.99 pbk ISBN 9781862918634 SCIS 1544833
DO tailor all the information in the CY to the job or course you're applying for (a bog standard multipurpose CV usually gets a bog standard multipurpose rejection)
[UKPRwire, Fri Jul 15 2011] At Better Bathrooms, combination pack bathroom furniture doesn't have to mean bog standard. Each of the retailer's range of basin and WC combination units comes complete with a ceramic basin, back to wall toilet and concealed cistern - but we all know that everyone's needs are not the same.
[ClickPress, Fri Jul 15 2011] At Better Bathrooms, combination pack bathroom furniture doesn't have to mean bog standard. Each of the retailer's range of basin and WC combination units comes complete with a ceramic basin, back to wall toilet and concealed cistern - but we all know that everyone's needs are not the same.
The device itself is bog standard I saw a similar kit from Black&Decker recently but it connects to your access point and the Hohm system then translates the dollars and cents of power use into a handy graph.
A WORLD champion snorkel swimmer is hoping her next title-defending performance will be better than bog standard!