under normal circumstances

under normal circumstances

Fig. normally; usually; typically. "We'd be able to keep the dog at home under normal circumstances," said Mary to the vet. "Under normal circumstances you'd be able to return to work in a week," explained the doctor.
See also: circumstance, normal
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Qtel has stepped up efforts to block "unwanted calls and messages" from many countries, some of which have limited call traffic to Doha under normal circumstances.
Under normal circumstances and given time, Demetriades could have turned out to be an excellent appointment, but unfortunately these are not normal circumstances.
The Exit List ITV1, 8pm Under normal circumstances (normal being those which pit him alongside consumer bulldog Anne Robinson), you simply wouldn't mess with Matt Allwright if you knew your life's worth.
UNDER normal circumstances Paul Casey would not be paying close attention to what is happening at the Czech Open.
Consequently, ratings reflect the company's mandate, underpinned by the stability of a cost-plus framework which eliminates any commercial risk under normal circumstances by allowing full recognition of procurement costs.
Our training courses give them the resources they would not have under normal circumstances.
Under normal circumstances, you'd have to be pretty inattentive to let that happen.
The firm have decided to stick to their original scoring system when under normal circumstances they would have had some sort of reduction.
Insurers define PML differently, but broadly, it is the largest amount of value that a risk could be expected to lose under normal circumstances.
The report cites examples of symptoms of mental impairment, including "an inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers" and "inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
The EDFA is capable of operation in either constant current (constant output power) mode for broadcast applications, or in constant gain mode for narrowcast or switched digital video applications where the input power can be expected to vary under normal circumstances.
Under normal circumstances, winds carry warm surface waters westward across the tropical Pacific.
Producing the appropriate amount would have required at least two more years, under normal circumstances,' he said.
This is a posed scene, as under normal circumstances the atmosphere would be too thick with coal dust to allow photography.
She wouldn't get to sit on his lap under normal circumstances either.