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garden-variety

[gahr-dn-vuh-rahy-i-tee] /ˈgɑr dn vəˌraɪ ɪ ti/
adjective
1.
common, usual, or ordinary; unexceptional.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Slang definitions & phrases for garden variety

garden-variety

adjective

Of the usual kind; ordinary; run-of-the-mill (1928+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with 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. [ ; 1920 ]
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