common or garden


Definition of common or garden

chiefly British

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Examples of common or garden in a Sentence

lives in a common or garden row house in a nondescript suburb of London
Recent Examples on the Web There [are a] lot of common or garden-variety Democrats who don't understand what the DNC does. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "The bomb-throwing climate activist taking on Tom Perez and the DNC," 28 May 2020 Instead, the inciting incidents are all common or garden-variety romantic mishaps — infidelity, unplanned pregnancies, feelings undeclared lest they're not requited. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Sylvie's Love': Film Review | Sundance 2020," 28 Jan. 2020 Hoes and other weeding tools The common or garden hoe is great for breaking up and grading loose soil but not so good for weeding. Washington Post, "Whether or not Roundup is safe, the gardener has better options," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of common or garden

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Common or garden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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