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1A system of money shared by two or more countries.
- ‘The mere creation of a common currency does not provide the basis for the harmonious development of economic life across the continent.’
- ‘The first time the British specifically approached the question of joining a common currency was in 1979.’
- ‘A common currency removes a significant barrier to free competition across national borders.’
- ‘The euro became the common currency unit for 304 million Europeans.’
- ‘Both leaders noted their now common currency, the euro.’
- ‘I should be happy to see a common currency.’
- ‘You have to make them all match up to a common currency.’
- ‘The decision at Maastricht to adopt a common currency was momentous.’
- ‘In West Africa, leaders have set a new target date for the introduction of a common currency.’
- ‘In a monetary union the participating countries have either entirely fixed exchange rates or a common currency.’
2Something shared by different groups.‘a shared humanity is the common currency’
- ‘In an arena like this, full of intelligent storytellers, ideas seem to be a common currency.’
- ‘At the hub is the hairdresser, doing what they love, surrounded by their friends in a world where compliments are common currency.’
- ‘A generation later this reproach no longer had any common currency.’
- ‘The esthetic issues that uniquely fascinated Daniel Spoerri four decades ago are today common currency.’
- ‘Also sports is a common currency of casual conversation for many people in the U.S., especially men.’
- ‘The idea that many people making small changes can bring major shifts is now common currency.’
- ‘Images of all imaginable sorts are the common currency of the internet-connected business place.’
- ‘Coincidentally, that sort of language is common currency in Middle East conflict.’
- ‘Celebrities are also common currency in our socially fractured world.’
- ‘Given the limitations of all terminologies in common currency there is a difficulty about how best to proceed.’
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