to be had for next to nothing; common enough to be worthless
Bad teachers are a dime a dozen in most high schools in Los Angeles.
by simone October 23, 2003
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adj: something so common that its value is little or nothing.
Rappers like Ja Rule, Chingy, and Benzino are a dime a dozen.
by Don Jonesini January 02, 2004
easy to come by, next to worthless
She said, "Don't let it go to your head. Boys like you are a dime a dozen."
by Goose December 19, 2003
cheap, easily replaced, not valuable
Guys like that are a dime a dozen.
by Anonymous October 26, 2003
An expression used to describe something or someone as generic or easy to find.
"Jobs at fast food restaurants are a dime a dozen these days."
by Poiuyt October 25, 2003
Anything that is plentiful with little value. Possibly this phrase originated in the early 1900's as a sale discount for candies that cost a penny.
Opinions are a dime a dozen.
by Jason Warren October 26, 2003
Mr. Rawley, a prestigious educator from Imagine Schools says, "In reference to dime meaning 10 and dozen, 12, this phrase can be described as an event or phenomenon occurring 10 out of 12 times.
It's believed that "dime a dozen" originated in the 1800's when a hen was expected to yield at least 10 viable eggs out of 12 that are laid.
by Mr. Rawley I crave you April 05, 2009