the usual suspects


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the usual suspects

  (humorous)
the people you would expect to be present somewhere or doing a particular thing 'Who did you spend the evening with?' 'Oh, Dan, Yuko, Jayne - the usual suspects.'
See also: suspect, usual
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The usual suspects need to be exposed for the dangerous mavericks they are.
Coun Govier added: "It's not just the impression of the city that's important, it's our day-to-day experience of our local environment too and all too often we see the usual suspects as we go about our business.
an indulgent mix of smooth Madagascan vanilla ice cream with a swirl of delicious caramel, all covered in a cracking golden dipped milk chocolate, special screenings of The Usual Suspects - starring Benicio Del Toro - will be taking place at six Odeon cinemas (including Birmingham) on Thursday, April 15.
The Usual Suspects in the movie were, from left to right in the picture, Kevin Pollack, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacey
The usual suspects are here--John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Edward Taylor.
But just as Singer's best-known film, The Usual Suspects, brought a mind-bending cleverness to its cops-and-robbers plot, X-Men should make your brain tingle while it makes your pulse race.
Expect systems from the usual suspects over the next three months.
The author lines up the usual suspects in the course of his survey: stress, experience of traumatic events, alcohol abuse, and a final failure to cope with the multiple job and personal problems that some officers encounter.
Seven of the top ten GaAs device manufacturers in 2005 were based in North America, with the usual suspects being joined by the fabless company, Hittite RF Micro Devices, Skyworks and TriQuint remain entrenched as market leaders, accounting for 52 percent of the total GaAs device merchant market.
Also crucial is the day-to-day experience of our local environment too and all too often we see the usual suspects as we go about our business there.
The Usual Suspects (18) is seemingly told in a well worn flashback style.
Parents already know they don't want MTV coming into their homes, but this wave of anti-social behavior is not from the usual suspects.
Humphry Bogart classic Casablanca came fourth in the poll followed by cult hit The Usual Suspects.
Only passing mention is made of the usual suspects, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bucky Fuller, etc, while nothing at all is said about how Yeang's interpretation of ecological design fits in with other related movements.
constructed of increasingly dark and labyrinthine flashbacks, The Usual Suspects is a wickedly tricky thriller, thanks to director Bryan Singer, which moves confidently towards a creepy, rug-pulling climax.