as a matter of course


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as a matter of course

Automatically or as part of a routine or policy. As a matter of course, you must complete your final project in order to receive a passing grade in this class. I lock my car doors as a matter of course whenever I get out of my car—I hardly even notice that I do it anymore.
See also: course, matter, of

as a matter of course

normally; as a normal procedure. The nurse takes your temperature as a matter of course. You are expected to make your own bed as a matter of course.
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as a matter of ˈcourse

as a regular habit, or as a normal way of behaving: Before making any important decision, I discuss it with my wife as a matter of course.As a matter of course, you should go to the dentist at least once a year.
See also: course, matter, of