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common or garden variety

A standard, unexceptional, or commonly found kind (of thing). Primarily heard in UK. That's just your common or garden variety house spider; there's no need to be concerned about its bite.
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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.
See also: garden, variety

Heinz 57 (variety)

1. A phrase used to describe anything that is made up of a mixture of things. The phrase refers to an advertising slogan for the H.J. Heinz Company's 57 varieties of pickles. This stew is definitely Heinz 57 variety—there's a lot of different things thrown into it.
2. A mixed-breed dog. I have no idea what breed Sparky is—he seems to be Heinz 57.
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variety is the spice of life

Having many different experiences is what makes life interesting, exciting, enjoyable, or worthwhile. I think everyone should travel the world. Variety is the spice of life, after all! You should really start trying new foods instead of eating the same thing all the time. Variety is the spice of life.
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variety shop

A shop that sells a myriad of different items, especially those that are relatively inexpensive. I used to love weird little variety shops like this when I was a kid—there was always something interesting I could find.
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variety store

A shop that sells a myriad of different items, especially those that are relatively inexpensive. I used to love weird little variety stores like this when I was a kid—there was always something interesting I could find.
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Variety is the spice of life.

Prov. Cliché You should try many different kinds of experiences, because trying different things keeps life interesting. I know we usually spend our summer vacation camping out, but I think we should try something different this year. Variety is the spice of life.
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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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variety is the spice of life

Diversity makes life interesting, as in Jim dates a different girl every week-variety is the spice of life, he claims. This phrase comes from William Cowper's poem, "The Task" (1785): "Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor."
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variety store

A retail shop that carries a large selection of usually inexpensive merchandise, as in What this town needs is a good variety store. [Second half of 1700s]
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common-or-garden

BRITISH or

garden-variety

AMERICAN
COMMON You use common-or-garden to describe something of a very ordinary kind and with no special features. These are designer rain boots — not your common-or-garden wellies. He's just a common-or-garden petty criminal. The experiment itself is garden-variety science that normally would attract little public attention. Note: These expressions were originally used to describe the most ordinary variety of a species of plant.

variety is the spice of life

People say that variety is the spice of life, to mean that doing and seeing a lot of different things makes life more enjoyable and interesting. Families have discovered that variety is the spice of life and are switching to adventurous meals like curries, tacos and Chinese food. It is important to vary the training program so that boredom is avoided. Exercise should be fun and variety is the spice of life.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

variety is the spice of life

new and exciting experiences make life more interesting.
This proverbial expression comes from William Cowper 's poem ‘The Task’ ( 1785 ): ‘Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour’.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

variety is the spice of ˈlife

(saying) a variety of different activities, interests, places or people in your life makes it more enjoyable: We never go on holiday to the same place twice. It’s good to see different things, and you know what they say — variety is the spice of life.
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Heinz 57 (variety)

(hɑɪnz...)
1. n. a mongrel breed of dog. (From the trade name of a condiment company.) We have one pedigreed dog and one Heinz 57 variety.
2. n. any mixture or mixed variety; any composition variable or undetermined parts. Our old house was sort of Heinz 57. A little bit of a lot of styles.
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variety is the spice of life

Diversity keeps life interesting. This phrase comes from William Cowper’s poem “The Task” (1785): “Variety is the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.” It became so well known that numerous writers punned on it: for example, “Variety is the spice of love” (Helen Rowland, Sayings of Mrs. Solomon, 1913), and “Variety is the vice of wives” (Phyllis McGinley, Much Ado about Nothing, 1940).
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As to the production, given the right source, amount and timing of fertilizer application, favorable climate, and good irrigation NextGen varieties yield can reach 9-10 tons per cropping for hybrid and 8-9 tons per cropping for inbred,' she explained.
At Site I, the maximum and minimum average number of adult jassid and dusky bugs were recorded on MNH-988, NIAB non-Bt and Lalazar, Sitara-009 varieties, respectively.
Other promising varieties include Kamurus rice, Gal-ong, Makandaras, and Black rice.
'The earlier the varieties mature, the earlier they are ready to be harvested.
"There are Arab countries that have taken huge steps towards the protection of plant varieties, having faith in the necessity of protecting rights which directly lead to the creation of new varieties, increased income for farmers, and provide breeders with higher incomes and incentives for further investment."
The spokesman said that unsuitable varieties include Super fine, Kashmira, Malta, Hero and others adding that farmers should not sow these varieties at all because rice produced through these varieties is not of good quality.
It is also a plant gene bank that can be referred to in future research studies related to the development of plant varieties and their resistance to various conditions of environmental stresses.'
Through biotechnology, varieties are developed in five to seven years.
'We will be working with our research institution like Kalro and the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service to phase out varieties which are not adding value to farmers,' Lesiyampe said.
Farmers say some of these varieties have come under commercial use and are giving higher perhectare yield than traditional non-Basmati Irri varieties.
Therefore, the limitation imposed by the sensitivity of the vinifera species has an impact on the sustainable growth of the industry, and it is critical for growers to know the cold hardiness (CH) of the newly introduced varieties, in addition to the standard viticultural and enological characteristics.
Hence, the present investigation was carried out to study the soybean seed quality as influenced by sowing dates and varieties during early rabi.
Avoderm is available in 10 varieties. Eight are meant for all life stages; two, including the company's vegetarian formula, are for adult maintenance only.
The harvest of Turkish varieties is around 9 tons of yields