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A dime a dozen - meaning

Posted by Bookworm on April 15, 2004

In Reply to: A dime a dozen posted by Sax on April 15, 2004

: Can you please tell me the origin and meaning of this phrase? Thanks much, Saxon

I don't know the origin, but it means that something is extremely cheap or plentiful. (For 10 cents (a dime) you can purchase 12 (a dozen) of the item(s) in question.