a dime a dozen

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a dime a dozen

"a dime a dozen"

so plentiful as to be valueless


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a dime a dozen

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Jessica, the intern, got fired.

Colleague 2:  Oh, that's too bad. I really liked her.  What are we going to do for an assistant now?

Colleague 1:  Interns are a dime a dozen. We will just hire another one.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a dime a dozen

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  If we are serving Chinese food for our dinner party, I suppose we had better get more chopsticks.

Friend 2:  No problem. I'll stop at the bargain store and buy a hundred pairs.

Friend 1:  Won't that be expensive?

Friend 2:  Chopsticks are so plentiful and inexpensive that they are, basically, disposable. It'll only be around ten dollars for a hundred pairs.

Friend 1:  Oh, they're a dime a dozen.

a dime a dozen - Usage:


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a dime a dozen - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for dime a dozen.

a dime a dozen - Examples:

1)  While bloody and gory scenes are a dime a dozen in horror films, one still registers that it is not real, ...

2)  But guys who are ripped and look like leading men are a dime a dozen in Hollywood.

3)  Weather apps are a dime a dozen on Windows 10, but Strawberry Weather has carved out a sweet little ...

4)  If not, don't worry about it; lawyers are a dime a dozen and you can always hire one of us when necessary.

5)  You may have noticed that electrically assisted bicycles are now a dime a dozen in cycle shops across the country.

6)  You know, they're a dime a dozen, this happens all the time.

7)  It's like a podcast but with video! -- which makes them a dime a dozen, which makes it that much harder to do them well and break ...

8)  Today, terrorists seem to be a dime a dozen. Readily available either in real or imaginary forms for governments to use ...

9)  ... because the number of chicken-themed restaurants around the country are also a dime a dozen.

10)  Romantic restaurants are a dime a dozen, but none can match this 18th-century spot for elegance.

11)  Wildfires were a dime a dozen in the B.C. Interior this past summer.

12)  Political sex scandals are a dime a dozen.

13)  That's especially true in a progressively saturated market where streaming services are a dime a dozen

14)  New research on diamond formation suggests the valuable stones might actually be a dime a dozen - but good luck getting to these theoretical stones.

15)  Remasters and remakes of old games are a dime a dozen

16)  Zombie-themed first person shooters are a dime a dozen nowadays so it is refreshing to see something different.

17)  You feel like you're a dime a dozen. Easily replaced.

18)  Cloud storage services are a dime a dozen these days.

19)  Since casinos are now a dime a dozen back home and gambling is no longer considered an altogether wicked pursuit, ...

20)  Billion-dollar startups aren't rare. They're practically a dime a dozen these days.