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plain Jane

A female who is not considered physically attractive by societal standards. Betty always felt like she was a plain Jane, so she was very surprised when the most handsome boy in school asked her to be his prom date.
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plain Jane

an unattractive girl or woman.
2002 Guardian [The film] assembles its stereotypes (the sexy exchange student, the plain Jane who's really a fox, the jock who is only dating her for a bet) then proceeds to gunk them all with a ton of scatalogical prankery.
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a plain ˈJane

(disapproving) a girl or woman who is not very pretty or attractive: She was a shy girl, who always thought of herself as a plain Jane.
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The packaging is rather plain-Jane, with a two-column page design and a dozen or so b&w maps and illustrations in each volume.
Priced at pounds 20,940 with a superb 198bhp engine and loads of goodies, it is virtually the same price as the plain-Jane GTI.
In The Truth About Cats and Dogs - Michael Lehmann's amiable, girly-night-out diversion to Paul Gascoigne's Euro '96 antics - she stood in for plain-Jane radio host Abby (Janeane Garofalo) on a date.
We sell tons of household lamp products--from the fanciest crystal chandeliers to the lowliest plain-Jane closet lights.
American sitcom set in the offices of a fashion magazine run by the publisher's son and his plain-Jane secretary - neither of whom knows anything about fashion.
Highly-trailed American sitcom set in the offices of a fashion magazine run by the publisher's son and his plain-Jane secretary - neither of whom know anything about the fashion world.
When Ian accepts a pledge club challenge from his "boys" to get plain-Jane Kylie Winship to sleep with him, he discovers that there is more to this "nobody" than anyone could have imagined.
"If they offer them at all, it's a plain-Jane rectangle, and it's not cheap.
Rumor has it that Stefani's posse are under contractual obligation to converse only in Japanese in public, thus adding to their foreign allure, although in real life they are plain-Jane American girls who speak perfect English.
While the Lancer Ralliart may not turn heads like the EVO does, the new fascia, body side moldings, rear wing and 5-spoke 16-inch alloys do set it apart from the plain-Jane sedan crowd.
Organizations that already employ people to categorize content (newspapers, for example) can approach (and, I'd argue, even exceed) the usefulness of these taxonomy engines by combining document meta-tagging with a decent "plain-jane" search engine such as Verity's Ultraseek.
We were skeptical of Automate Your Business Plan when we saw its plain-Jane appearance upon opening the application, but the moment you hit the menu you access the most supportive screens of all the programs tested.
Intel already sees the writing on the wall for its plain-Jane CPUs: They will continue to get faster and cheaper, or course, but the slow-down in the PC upgrade cycle has played havoc with the company's bottom line (CPUs account for 80% of Intel's revenues.) To eliminate (or ameliorate) this problem, the company is going full-bore into wireless networking via integrated chips, using its vast R&D and manufacturing resources to become a one-stop shop for communications and networking chips.