a dime a dozen
a dime a dozen
- something very common and not having much value
- something that is abundant, cheap and very common
- something that is very common and not of much value
- so plentiful as to be valueless
- something that is easily acquired
- Adventure and traveling based reality shows are now outdated and a dime a dozen.
- Websites on health and fitness are a dime a dozen nowadays, but not all of them are accurate and have correct information.
- Low paying jobs are a dime a dozen and anyone can get one if they try, but the high paying ones are not so easy to get and require proper and relevant skills.
- Coaching classes are a dime a dozen, but most of them are of low quality and do not deliver on their promise. The really good ones are far fewer.
- Cheap watches like this have flooded the market. You can get them a dime a dozen.
- Small time local music bands are a dime a dozen. Groups of youngsters form these bands dreaming of making it big someday.
The dime – is a ten-cent U.S. coin worth one tenth of a United States dollar. It was introduced in 1796. During the 1800s, this phrase was used in its literal meaning, referring to items that cost a dime for a dozen of those items. Since the early 1900s, the phrase has been used in its figurative sense, meaning something common and of less value.
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Awesome you helped me a lot in my speech on idioms
- Akarsh September 1, 2018