in the ordinary course of events

in the ordinary course of events

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the ordinary course of events, we would have arranged for a follow-up interview to take place right away, but things were so chaotic that it never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since, in the ordinary course of events, site traffic slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, event, of, ordinary

in the ordinary, normal, etc. course of eˈvents, ˈthings, etc.

as things usually happen: In the normal course of events we would not treat her disappearance as suspicious.
See also: course, of