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coin of the realm

noun
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  • In the scientific community, journal citations are the coin of the realm.
  • Of course, it counted as a peer-reviewed publication-the coin of the realm for academic production.
  • Conventional wisdom, planted intelligence, and hoary rumors have long been the coin of the realm.
  • In its top-secret world, the coin of the realm is the kilowatt.
  • The coin of the realm in the blogosphere is credibility.
  • When you're a mammal, food is the coin of the realm.
  • The coin of the realm for the day trader does not extend beyond volatility.
  • For many years the scores on tests have been regarded as the coin of the realm in student achievement.
  • But, pro-growth policies were the coin of the realm.
  • Although other work measures can be provided by the benchmark as a guide to optimization, they are not the coin of the realm.

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