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Idiom for model organism / prototypical example / "MNIST of X"

MNIST is a dataset of handwritten digits and a popular test bed for image processing systems. Drosophila melanogaster has been the test bed par excellence of classical genetics. A testbed (also ...
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Idiom for model organism / prototypical example / "MNIST of X"

How about archetype or canonical? Eg, "MNST is the archetypical dataset used in computer vision literature." Textbook example also works Archetype: (1) a perfect or typical specimen (2) ...
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looking for a correct/ idiomatic phrase

All big things come from small beginnings. This truism is from James Clear (and probably many others). The proverb From the little acorn, the mighty oak did grow. is far more idiomatic, nicely ...
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Idiom for model organism / prototypical example / "MNIST of X"

You may be looking for (an) exemplar. Drosophila melanogaster is an exemplar of genetics (studies). M-W: exemplar noun : one that serves as a model or example: such as a) an ideal model b) a ...
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Let's assume X+into is a phrasal verb meaning A. X is also used with into again but with a different meaning (B) Can we count it as a phrasal verb?

In Multi-word Verbs in Early Modern English, Claudia Claridge†, is the following: The following list of possible particles in phrasal verbs† is based on those in Quirk et al (1985:1151), Cowie and ...
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