lowest common denominator
- least common denominator
- that which is accepted, understood, appreciated, etc. by the broadest mass of people
See lowest common denominator in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- See least common denominator.
a. The most basic, least sophisticated level of taste, sensibility, or opinion among a group of people.
b. The group having such taste, sensibility, or opinion: “The press can resist the standard of the lowest common denominator, the rationalization that all news is fit to print that has appeared anywhere else” (Edward M. Kennedy).
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