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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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"Many of our customers have expressed an interested in learning more about her Garden Variety products."
Having seen those, I know that Comet Holmes was no "great" comet, although I would argue that it was more than a garden variety. How about a "What-the-Heck" comet?
Southwest and Tuscan Herb flavors make up the White Plains, N.Y.-based company's new Garden Variety line.
But Slugasana is going bigger, at the McDonald Theatre, which will feature "The Garden Variety Art Show" in the lobby - a garden-themed art show with work by almost 50 different local artists.
The judge pulled no punches in describing a fall from bed case in a hospital as in a "garden variety" class of general negligence cases.
This acid and sugar reduction cranks up cocktails' flavors: Here, it complements the heady sugarcane rum in the Garden Variety by Daniel Shoemaker of Portland's Teardrop Cocktail Lounge.
By inserting a foreign gene (factor that controls traits), the researchers were able to genetically engineer a carrot that provides 41 percent more calcium than the garden variety.
It's a garden variety case; you've seen a million of them in your career as a prosecutor.
In contrast, they have wrestled for years with the issue of how much weight to give other ("garden variety") revenue rulings.
Design options have moved far beyond the traditional pink and blue garden variety to hip and chic.
"The concept was in development for almost three years," says Grant Terry, customer manager, New Business Development, Eaton Automotive Air Management Operations (Marshall, MI), "and will help manufacturers meet future emission and fuel economy regulations and give a 15% to 20% increase in both fuel economy and performance while aggressively downsizing their gasoline engines." The idea--which has been developed for inline engines, mainly those with four cylinders--pairs an Eaton M24 supercharger with a garden variety turbocharger with an integral wastegate.
"Our fund-raising program is status quo whether it's a Boy Scout group, church group, or a booster club," says Ellenberger, whose company is introducing two new items for the fall season: a purple tulip called Purple Passion and another rock garden variety tulip, Holland Charms.
By comparison with garden variety inappropriate exceptions, this malignant genre of business decisions is flat-out catastrophic to insurer-direct writer relationships and, insidiously, to the industry as a whole.
The most popular is the cottage garden variety,P.officialis, which flowers from April to May.P.
All you need is an Interact domain (still subject to restriction by private corporations, but so far this has not been a common complaint, even from spammers) and a garden variety computer, phone line, and AC outlet.