I just came across an unfamiliar phrase: ありきたりっちゃありきたり.

Does anyone know what this means? Mainly its because I don't know what the function of the っちゃ is here.


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「~~っちゃ」 is a common colloquial pronunciation of 「~~と[言]{い}えば」. It is heard mainly, if not exclusively, in Kanto.

「word or phrase + と言えば + same word or phrase」 = "somewhat (word/phrase)", "(word/phrase) to a degree", etc.

It is a way of affirming a quality partially, if not entirely.


= "somewhat conventional", "kind of ordinary", "just another ~~", etc.

The best translation would depend on the context.


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