Definition of a dime a dozen in English:

a dime a dozen


North American
  • Very common and of no particular value.

    ‘experts in this field are a dime a dozen’
    • ‘Tales like these are a dime a dozen, and all have one thing in common: I don't want to hear them.’
    • ‘If they weren't so hard to come by, they'd be a dime a dozen.’
    • ‘Handsome, dedicated and dangerous young men were a dime a dozen in Ireland, and his frequently dismissive treatment of women didn't help.’
    • ‘Enablers are a dime a dozen for alcoholics and junkies.’
    • ‘But the passion of idiot youth will have it's way, and such scenes are a dime a dozen; I was prepared to ignore it for the duration.’
    • ‘Opinions of the economy's fate are a dime a dozen.’
    • ‘Then, while planning his career, he decided upon fitness training because engineers were a dime a dozen.’
    • ‘Ideas are a dime a dozen, but great execution is priceless.’
    • ‘Now they are a dime a dozen - available at malls and departmental grocery shops, with prices ranging from Rs 100 onwards for miniature versions.’
    • ‘His kind are now a dime a dozen in our legislatures.’
    tedious, dull, monotonous
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