Talk Nineteen to the Dozen

A British idiom but sometimes heard in America as well. Used since at least the mid-1800’s. Meaning of the Idiom ‘Talk Nineteen to the Dozen’ When someone talks nineteen to the dozen they are taking very quickly and incessantly without stopping. Can refer to someone who babbles, or who simply talks a lot, whether or not they … Read more

Daily Dozen

An idiom with origins in the 1920’s. Meaning of Daily Dozen Idiom Daily dozen, as an idiom, refers to a daily exercise routine or any daily list of tasks or chores habitually performed. It expression usually refers to exercises but need not refer to one dozen exercises done in a series. Instead, it is used … Read more

A Dime a Dozen

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Dime a Dozen’ Something that is a dime a dozen is very common and easily found; plentiful and of little to no value; common and therefore cheap. 1 Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 3Goodbrand, Allan. Know Your Onions: a … Read more