ten a penny


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ten a penny

Very common, ordinary, or widespread. At first, they were quite novel and interesting, but now these little organic cafés have become ten a penny. Trashy crime novels like his are ten a penny, but at least he's doing what he loves.
See also: penny, ten
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two/ten a ˈpenny

(British English) (American English a ˌdime a ˈdozen) very cheap or very common, and therefore not valuable: In the small towns on the coast, lobsters are two a penny.Finding a job will be difficult. History teachers are ten a penny at the moment.
See also: penny, ten, two
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