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    nothing out the common

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “How do you like this song?”

    “Well, it is nothing out the common.”

    nothing out of common = nothing special, no great shakes, nothing to write home about

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: nothing out the common

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “How do you like this song?”

    “Well, it is nothing out the common.”

    nothing out of common = nothing special, no great shakes, nothing to write home about

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    The definition is right but the phrase is wrong. We say "nothing out of the ordinary".

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    Re: nothing out the common

    Rats! Too late again.

    Rover

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