Idiom of the Week

Dime A Dozen

Meaning: cheap and common

* a dozen means 12 of something

Examples:

  • Romantic movies are a dime a dozen.
  • Low-paying jobs are a dime a dozen, but it’s hard to find jobs that will make you rich.
  • Language schools are a dime a dozen, to find a good school is not always easy.

Pop Quiz:

What would you say are a dime a dozen?

a. Cheap Watches

b. Someone to love

c. A great book

Read the answer below

A, cheap watches. Maybe they cost more than 10 cents, but you can find them in many places and are inexpensive.

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2 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week

  1. Sze Wong says:

    The 99 cent store’s goods ( merchandise,wares) are dime a dozen. A lot of things were made from China.

  2. Lisa says:

    Friends are a dime a dozen, to find a close friend is not easy.

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