be par for the course

be par for the course

if the way something happens or is done is par for the course, it happens or is done as you would expect, especially when you do not think this is very good
Usage notes: In golf, par is the number of times you would expect to hit the ball in order to get it in the hole.
'Gareth was half an hour late.' 'That's just par for the course, isn't it?'
See also: course, par