“It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability. It is not uncommon to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of ten degradation accomplished.”
Norman R. Augustine
“It's not uncommon for inmates to stick things in electrical sockets.”
“It's a big gain but it is not uncommon, especially with a low stock price that has been particularly hit hard recently.”
“it is not uncommon in auction situations for proposals and counter-proposals to be received.”
“It was not uncommon for fishermen to catch 300-pound halibut at the turn of the century. Now it is commercially extinct.”
“These are very heavy buildings, and it's not uncommon for them to collapse in earthquakes because of the extra mass.”
“It's not uncommon that the uninsured losses can be greater than the insured losses.”
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