ten a penny




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - ten a penny

"ten a penny"

so plentiful as to be valueless

 

Related words and phrases:



Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - ten a penny

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 ten a penny. We will just hire another one.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - ten a penny

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 ten a penny.





ten a penny - Usage:

formal<---------------|-------------X-->informal



Usage Frequency Index:   83   click for frequency by country





ten a penny - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for ten a penny.



ten a penny - Examples:

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

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

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

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

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

6)  You know, they're ten a penny, this happens all the time.

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

8)  Today, terrorists seem to be ten a penny. 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 ten a penny.

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

11)  Wildfires were ten a penny in the B.C. Interior this past summer.

12)  Political sex scandals are ten a penny.

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

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

15)  Remasters and remakes of old games are ten a penny

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

17)  You feel like you're ten a penny. Easily replaced.

18)  Cloud storage services are ten a penny these days.

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

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