bog standard


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bog standard

A popular UK adjective referring to a usual clinical presentation, finding, or response that is expected or normal under certain circumstances. It is essentially equivalent to the American term “garden variety”.
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We hope that the creativity and humour of Bog Standard will draw attention to a very serious issue - that a staggering 2.
THE Battleship big screen blockbuster bears little relation to the old pen-and-paper game on which it is loosely based and, in the main, nor does this bog standard film tie-in.
Robert Lingard-Reeves, manager of the Wetherspoon's pub in Croft Road, city centre, was over the moon to be told his toilets were far from bog standard.
Luckily, the music was far from bog standard as the band brought a taste of Glastonbury to Cannock Chase on Saturday night before they headed off to perform at the famous festival in Somerset the following day.
The Bog Standard campaign has the backing of BCC members the British Toilet Association and the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD).
The government promised that they would get rid of "bog standard comprehensives," the truth is that these attainment figures show that bog standard would be indeed welcome.
As much as the people of Middlesbrough and the wider area would wish for a high quality development, most people with an ounce of common sense know that the development of Middlehaven will be bog standard office blocks, high density private housing and it's anybody's guess what the quality and density of any social housing will be like.
Funny, no group for bog standard mums-to-be like me, who just fancy having a good old whinge like everyone else.
After the break Bobby Zamora was allowed a free header to level the scores and Mark Delaney's handball gave Marlon Harewood the chance to seal the points from the penalty spot: "It was bog standard defending for both goals.
The Bog Standard campaign warns that dirty and crumbling loos are damaging children's health and their ability to learn.
Coupled with a classic white porcelain suite and chrome accessories it gives a dramatic contrast to what could otherwise be a bog standard bathroom.
Bog standard has no lavatorial connections, perjorative or otherwise.