- common, usual, or ordinary; unexceptional.
Origin of garden-variety
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for garden-variety
Others suffer a nasty twist of fate that balloons their garden-variety misbehavior into a superscandal.Will Anthony Weiner Mount a Political Comeback?
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He loves the retail aspects of politics and relates well to garden-variety voters.The Pros and Cons of Joe Biden Hitting the Campaign Trail
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Kerry, like so many of his Senate brethren, is your garden-variety bore.Mitt Romney: The GOP’s Own John Kerry, or Is He More an Al Gore?
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