garden-variety love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Common; unremarkable: situation comedies and other garden-variety television fare.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of garden variety.

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Examples

  • The lawsuits, which were recently combined before a single federal judge in Miami, allege that the HMOs engage in what Scruggs calls "garden-variety consumer fraud."

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The petunias and begonias that shoppers see in big-box retailers every spring may look garden-variety to untrained eyes, but they are special breeds that survive a grueling gantlet of field tests and focus groups to weed out their less hardy or floriferous brethren.

    The Garden Gloves Come Off

  • The woman said Congress lacked authority to punish her for the chemical assaults, because they amounted to garden-variety crimes normally punished by states.

    High Court Expands Juvenile Protections

  • Your garden-variety video ad is typically just a TV commercial distributed on the web, which we've all learned to ignore.

    Marshall Goldsmith: Why Hollywood is Placing its Bets on Viral Video

  • Besides, plain vanilla, garden-variety pedagogy is your best prostitution value.

    Fallen Women 1010

  • When the Newark riot broke out, I watched the news on a kitchen TV with my co-workers, most of them either garden-variety potheads or revolutionary wannabes.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • That bunch of suburban girls in that garden-variety summer camp created an outpouring of thrill and joy that I have never forgotten.

    World Wide Mind

  • Analytical work on historical banking disasters by Harvard's Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shows that post-collapse growth tends to be far slower than in the wake of common or garden-variety business-cycle recessions.

    Fixing Problem Economies Is Like Wrestling a Balloon

  • X-Lautrec and his fellow Surrealist poets say they are the most neglected minority in Boston, which officially recognizes both garden-variety ethnic and racial groups in its anti-discrimination laws as well as others, such as Eskimos and Aleutian Islanders, whose members within city limits rarely break into double figures.

    "We Are the Last Minority" Say Surrealist Poets

  • Bill Brady is not your garden-variety downstate conservative.

    Terry Cosgrove: Bill Brady: The Most Anti-Woman Nominee to Ever Run for Illinois Governor

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