two a penny


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two a penny

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

two a penny

or

ten a penny

BRITISH
If things or people are two a penny or ten a penny, there are a lot of them, so they are not especially valuable or interesting. Books on golf are two a penny. Gloomy economic forecasts are ten a penny in Europe. Note: The usual American expression is a dime a dozen.
See also: penny, two

two (or ten) a penny

plentiful or easily obtained and consequently of little value. chiefly British
See also: penny, two

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