What's the origin of the phrase "garden variety" meaning mediocre?
- alphaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Anonymous5 years ago
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- Anonymous4 years ago
Never thought too much about it
- 1 decade ago
Greek? you can also check on dictionary.com