One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he had an undistinguished career as a lecturer in mathematics’
run-of-the-mill, ordinary, middle-of-the-road, average, common, commonplace, everyday, workaday, quotidian, pedestrian, suburban, mundane, mediocre, humdrum, prosaic, lacklustre, unexceptional, indifferent, forgettable, unmemorable, uninspired, unimpressive, unexciting, unspectacular, uneventful, unremarkable, inconsequential, unnoticeable, inconspicuous, characterless, featureless, nondescript, plain, simple, fair, not bad, passable, all right, middling, moderate
hackneyed, trite, jejune
North American garden-variety
informal nothing special, no big deal, no great shakes, nothing to write home about, nothing to get excited about, not so hot, not up to much, not much cop, OK, okay, so-so, bog standard, vanilla, plain vanilla, fair-to-middling, a dime a dozen
British informal common or garden
North American informal ornery, bush-league
NZ Australian informal half-pie
distinguished, remarkable, extraordinary
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