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What's the origin of the phrase "garden variety" meaning mediocre?

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  • alpha
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    1 decade ago
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    The origin of this phrase is thought to be from the phrase often used in horticulture - 'common-or-garden variety' when referring to common plants as opposed to plants specially grown or rare species. It is now used to mean anything plain or ordinary.

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  • 3 years ago

    Garden Variety Definition

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  • 4 years ago

    Variety Meaning

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Never thought too much about it

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  • 1 decade ago

    Greek? you can also check on dictionary.com

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