common or garden


chiefly British

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, 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, 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, 18 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of common or garden was circa 1884

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“Common or garden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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