Origin of garden-variety
How to use garden-variety in a sentence
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
An escort who goes by the name of “Tommy” has experienced a wide variety of female clients.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A variety of systems were in place across countries like the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But they had not quit and here they now were as the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums came into the Garden.
But this approach can be troublesome for a variety of reasons.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Ten minutes later, veiled and cloaked, she stepped out alone into the garden.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Selections for practice should be chosen which contain much variety of thought and feeling and are smooth in movement.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
It goes without saying that Ferns of all kinds are interesting plants to grow in the garden and house.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Adequate conception of the extent, the variety, the excellence of the works of Art here heaped together is impossible.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Other Idioms and Phrases with garden-variety
Ordinary, common, as in I don't want anything special in a VCR—the garden variety will do. This term alludes to a common plant as opposed to a specially bred hybrid. [Colloquial; 1920]