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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.
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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.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

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.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

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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On September 25, highest incidence was recorded on varieties Black Beauty, Black Pearl and Bemisal followed by the variety Dilnasheen.
The farmers who irrigated the crops by tube well and canal were 100% for un-approved Shahkaar variety.
The new variety CPF-248 is higher cane yielder than SPF-245 and HSF-240.
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For decades, Variety has been the first and last word on developments in the world of entertainment," said Williams.
Another student was asked to come up and hold a 6-inch string stretched out to represent the smallest variety, the pink fairy armadillo.
i) Varieties which are essentially derived from the protected variety, where the protected variety is not itself an essentially derived variety,
In addition to demolishing structures, demolition contractors face a variety of recycling-related tasks, including the primary sizing and separation of material.
New from Farmway is Smuggler Wheat ( a very high-yielding feed wheat and an ideal variety for the North-East farmer.
Other special soybean traits have been found in the collection and are used directly by the breeder for variety development.
If and when new diseases, pests, or other problems resulting from climate change and global warming threaten to wipe out agricultural production, it will most likely be a little-known, little-grown variety to provide the genes needed .
There is another guide to sugar level: NIAB recently started to measure the D-value of varieties at the sixth cut of a simulated grazing management in national list variety trials.
Any variety of apple can be grafted onto a dwarf root stock.
The most popularly identifiable lobster variety is the clawed lobster, also referred to as the Maine, American, or northern lobster.
One important contribution is Ethier's [1979, 1982] model for international division of labor, where intraindustry trade in horizontally differentiated intermediate goods in relation to autarchy makes the condition that increasing returns to scale are used in the variety production of intermediate goods.