A dime a dozen

Definition

A dime a dozen is an idiom used to describe something that is plentiful and easy to obtain.

Examples

That new phone is a dime a dozen.

It’s easy to find someone to do that job, they’re a dime a dozen.

He’s got so many friends, they’re a dime a dozen.

Origin

This phrase first appeared in the United States in the early 1900s and was used to refer to things that were easy to find and cheap.

FAQs

What does it mean?

A dime a dozen means something which is plentiful and easy to obtain.

Where does it come from?

It first appeared in the United States in the early 1900s.

What is an example of the phrase in use?

He’s got so many friends, they’re a dime a dozen.