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Common or garden

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 20, 2000

In Reply to: Common all garden posted by Barney on June 20, 2000

I put the phrase in a coupla engines and it seems to mean plain old-plain old as in garden variety. Here is a sentence using the phrase:

"In the course of examining the common or garden chilli pepper, a group of American researchers have found clues to new painkillers."

I have no clue as to its origin.