a dime a dozen

American Idiom: a dime a dozen

A dime a dozen refers to things that are plentiful, common, and easy to acquire. 

A working knowledge of frequently used idioms is essential in order to naturally communicate with Americans. Learn to speak English fluently with Poly Languages.

Watch the full video below to learn about the idiom, a dime a dozen

Video Transcript

a dime a dozen

In the beginning of the pandemic, face masks were hard to get. However, they are a dime a dozen now.

A dime a dozen refers to things that are plentiful, common, and easy to acquire.

Here are example sentences :

Many college graduates looking for a job are a dime a dozen. You must pay special attention to your cover letter and resume.Thomas is taking his time selecting the best cake for his sister’s wedding.

When the home team won the championship, seeing spectators hugging each other were a dime a dozen.

a dime a dozen

Let’s do an exercise to better remember the Idiom.

For each question, replace a word or words in a sentence with the idiom so that the meaning of the sentence is not changed. You have five seconds per question.

Question 1:

High paying jobs are not easy to get, but low paying ones are plentiful and easy to acquire.

High paying jobs are not easy to get, but low paying ones are a dime a dozen.

Question 2:

There are too many reality shows. They are very common.

There are too many reality shows. They are a dime a dozen.

Practice makes perfect!

A working knowledge of frequently used idioms is essential in order to naturally communicate with Americans. Learn to speak English fluently with Poly Languages.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, and learn to speak English with Poly Languages.

Learn more Idioms with American Teachers here in POLY! Apply now!