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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 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.
See also: store, 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.
See also: 57, Heinz

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.
See also: life, of, spice, variety

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

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.
See also: 57, Heinz, variety

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).
See also: life, of, spice, variety
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In RGS003 variety, the difference between the protein content of the treatments with the control was both remarkable and decreasing while in Hayola variety this difference was almost similar.
Table 1 further showed that out of 275 kg of variety A planted, the highest quantity belong to medium scale farmers (3.0 - 5.0 Ha) while in variety B the highest quantities were also found among the medium scale farmers.
Founded in 1905, Variety is currently marking its 100th anniversary with a series of special events and special publications.
Another student was asked to come up and hold a 6-inch string stretched out to represent the smallest variety, the pink fairy armadillo.
"When it first became possible to get a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at all times of year, I thought I'd found heaven," he writes.
Without appropriate IPR protection, as soon as a promising new variety appears on the market, it will be bought up and multiplied by seed traders to sell on, or by farmers for their own use.
Answering a question, he says that as the variety has been grown on Chenab belt and its fruit develops shining yellow colour like gold at ripening so it has been named as Chenab Gold.
People are generally motivated to seek variety (Kahn, 1995; McAlister & Pessemier, 1982).
Variety differences for predator population were found non-significant at site-I (Table I).
Ibea said this variety could be used by farmers in rainfed and lowland areas.
seed description: soy - variety hybrids: mediator - 12 tonnes - variety hybrids: pallador - 16 tonnes - variety hybrid: treasure of pannonia - 20 tons - variety hybrids: isidor - 22.5 tons - variety hybrids: tribor - 3.6 tons ii.
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New plant varieties are now considered one of the protected forms of intellectual property whose necessity has been asserted by a variety of intellectual property agreements.
'After going through a tedious process, our scientists, with the help of Chinese experts, have reached advanced stage of carrying out the seed's trial.' According to Malik, seven to eight years are at least required to introduce a new seed variety. 'We are facing a few challenges in developing the hybrid basmati variety, which are being addressed by breeders this year.'
'After going through a tedious process, our scientists, with the help of Chinese experts, have reached an advanced stage of carrying out the seed's trial.' According to Malik, seven to eight years are at least required to introduce a new seed variety. 'We are facing a few challenges in developing the hybrid basmati variety, which are being addressed by breeders this year.'