common as an old shoe

*common as an old shoe & *common as dirt
low class; uncouth. (*Also: as \common as an old shoe.) •

That ill-mannered girl is just as common as an old shoe.

Despite Mamie's efforts to appear to be upper class, most folks considered her common as dirt.

* * *
{adj. phr.}, {informal} Not showing off; not vain; modest; friendly to all. * /Although Mr. Jones ran a large business, he was common as an old shoe./ * /The most famous people are sometimes as common as an old shoe./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • common as an old shoe — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Not showing off; not vain; modest; friendly to all. * /Although Mr. Jones ran a large business, he was common as an old shoe./ * /The most famous people are sometimes as common as an old shoe./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • common\ as\ an\ old\ shoe — adj. phr. informal Not showing off; not vain; modest; friendly to all. Although Mr. Jones ran a large business, he was common as an old shoe. The most famous people are sometimes as common as an old shoe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • as an old shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as an old shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as\ an\ old\ shoe — See: comfortable as an old shoe, common as an old shoe …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoe — See: COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE, FILL ONE S SHOES, IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT, IN ONE S SHOES, SHAKE IN ONE S SHOES, SADDLE SHOE, STEP INTO ONE S SHOES, WHERE THE SHOE PINCHES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoe — See: comfortable as an old shoe, common as an old shoe, fill one s shoes, if the shoe fits, wear it, in one s shoes, shake in one s shoes, saddle shoe, step into one s shoes, where the shoe pinches …   Словарь американских идиом

  • old — See: CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, COMFORTABLE AS AN OLD SHOE, COMMON AS AN OLD SHOE, OF OLD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • old — See: chip off the old block, comfortable as an old shoe, common as an old shoe, of old …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Old Dan Tucker — was first published in 1843. Sheet music editions from that year, such as this one from Charles H. Keith of Boston, name no composer. Written by Usually attributed to Daniel Decatur Emmett Published 1843 Language …   Wikipedia

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