lowest common denominator


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lowest common denominator

the smallest integer or polynomial that is exactly divisible by each denominator of a set of fractions
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The most common segment to the lowest common denominator mentality historically has been insurance-owned broker-dealers, which by their very nature are overtly risk adverse.
Poor Hob, he just doesn't appreciate lowest common denominators.
Music is all about lowest common denominator, hitting the target as opposed to exceeding expectations.
All of this should take place at the lowest common denominator in the lab--the individual workstation.
"Today they're former agents or lawyers and [the studios] are owned by gigantic corporations that have to appeal to the lowest common denominator."
"Today they're former agents or lawyers and (the studios) are owned by gigantic corporations that have to appeal to the lowest common denominator."
Was it not the lowest common denominator that was pandered to which brought about the culture of phone-hacking in the first place?
We could even buy into '20 per cent better odds', even if that was aimed at the lowest common denominator of starting price that few clever punters ever took.
Paris's breathy mannerisms and 'oh-so-sweet' persona are designed to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
If by pandering to the lowest common denominator, it still becomes a bestseller, we should weep for society.
Why aim for the lowest common denominator? Why aim for nonsense and low-grade thinking?
"The Council has emptied the Commission's proposal of its content and arrived at an agreement on the lowest common denominator," said Roure.