garden variety

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - garden variety

"garden variety"




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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - garden variety

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: The company has decided to launch a new advertising campaign.

Colleague 2: Anything special?

Colleague 1: No. Just another garden variety ad campaign with the traditional newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and website coverage.

Colleague 2: So, we can expect the usual result.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - garden variety

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: You were so worried that you had some super-strain of a killer virus. What did the doctor say?

Friend 2: He said it was just a garden-variety sinus infection.

Friend 1: So, just a common, everyday virus?

Friend 2: Apparently, this virus is going around. Many people are catching it.

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garden variety - Usage:


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garden variety - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for garden variety.

garden variety - Examples:

1)  This is also a "trophy" game, but not your average garden variety trophy game. Two trophies are handed out to the winner.

2)  The part about Infinite Love is so removed from regular human garden variety love (which all its pressures, pains, and fears) that you ...

3)  Supreme Court Justice Breyer said in the Grokster case that online copyright infringement was "garden variety theft."

4)  But there's a very fine line between concern and understandable criticism and your garden variety armchair, pseudo market analysts who try too hard to pander for attention.

5)  If what the authors are addressing is the garden variety blues that people who do not experience clinical depression experience, ...

6)  It was typical ends-justify-the-means philosophy of any garden variety socialist. 

7)  ... want to prove to the world and ourselves that we are not your typical, garden variety imperial power, we need to prove it with our actions. 

8)  ... this is much much much more than your garden variety fiscal deficit. TRILLIONS have been added to the public balance sheet due ...

9)  ... instead of a mega-zet staph infection whatever, it was just a garden variety sinus infection. I definitely would not have died from it. 

10)  Secondly, the growing up aspect of this novel seemed garden variety to me. Been there, read that.

11)  ... state-sponsored malware developed with political payloads and with the code in the wild, even garden-variety workaday hackers will be able to roll their own. 

12)  One of the most dramatic examples is holding the plane. If you're a garden-variety passenger, and you're late for your flight, you're out of luck.

13)  And in any case, for many garden-variety problems such technical machinery will not be needed.

14)  But, for now, let's talk about the plain-old, garden-variety, chain-supermarket aisle -- the kind we grew up with and most people live with.

15)  ... but prosecutions are overwhelmingly aimed at garden-variety fraud and crimes of smaller enterprises.

16)  ... as high as $255 million, making him worth quite a bit more than a garden-variety millionaire.

17)  For example, was Mohammad Atta a thousand times crazier than your garden-variety bus bomber dreaming of 72 virgins, who takes out 2 or 3 innocents with ...

18)  ... one word paragraphs, occasional incomplete sentences, etc; but most garden-variety bloggers haven't even considered grammar or writing complete sentences. 

19)  ... but instead will be a powerful garden-variety northeaster not unusual from this time of year through the winter months.

20)  Mild to moderate physical activity is usually OK if you have a garden-variety cold and no fever.