common or garden

common or garden
adjective Date: circa 1884 chiefly British ordinary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • common-or-garden — also common, garden ADJ: ADJ n You can use common or garden to describe something you think is ordinary and not special in any way. [mainly BRIT] These crumbs were grated on a common or garden cheese grater. (in AM, use garden variety) …   English dictionary

  • common or garden — adj. (Informal) very ordinary, very common (e.g., All I want is a common or garden dishwasher machine with just the basic functions ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • common-or-garden — British very ordinary. I just want a common or garden bike it doesn t have to have special wheels or lots of gears or anything like that. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • common-or-garden — adjective ordinary, standard. Its just a common or garden fridge but it works fine …   Wiktionary

  • common or garden — adj. Common or garden is used with these nouns: ↑variety …   Collocations dictionary

  • common or garden Brit. — common or garden Brit. informal of the usual or ordinary type. → common …   English new terms dictionary

  • common or garden variety — noun An ordinary, standard kind …   Wiktionary

  • common — com|mon1 W1S1 [ˈkɔmən US ˈka: ] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(happening often)¦ 2¦(a lot)¦ 3¦(same/similar)¦ 4 common ground 5¦(shared by everyone)¦ 6 common knowledge 7 the common good 8 common practice 9¦(ordinary)¦ 10 common c …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • garden variety — adjective Ordinary, common, or unexceptional. I can usually recover from a garden variety cold with rest and fluids. Syn: bog standard, everyday, normal, plain vanilla, standard issue, common or garden, common or ga …   Wiktionary

  • common — 1 adjective 1 A LOT/LARGE AMOUNT existing in large numbers or happening often and in many places: Heart disease is one of the commonest causes of death. (+ among): Bad dreams are fairly common among children. | it is common for sth to happen: It… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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