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as per usual

As typically happens; as is usually the case. As per usual, my boyfriend didn't call me like he said he would. I'll be eating lunch outside on the picnic table, as per usual.
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as usual

as is the normal or typical situation. John ordered eggs for breakfast, as usual. He stood quietly as usual, waiting for the bus to come.
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business as usual

having things go along as usual. Even right after the flood, it was business as usual in all the stores. Please, everyone, business as usual. Let's get back to work.
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business as usual

doing everything in the ordinary way Serious problems such as depression can make business as usual impossible for most people. She says we have to deal with the AIDS epidemic because business as usual is killing too many people.
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as usual

in the ordinary or expected way As usual, she was wearing jeans. He was wrong about the time, as usual, and so we missed the first part of the concert.
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business as usual

a situation that has returned to its usual state again after an unpleasant or surprising event It was business as usual at the school yesterday only a month after the fire.
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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.'
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as usual

In the normal, habitual, or accustomed way, as in As usual, he forgot to put away the milk. This idiom was first recorded in 1716. Also see business as usual.
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business as usual

The normal course of some activity, as in The fire destroyed only a small section of the store, so it's business as usual. This term originated as an announcement that a commercial establishment was continuing to operate in spite of fire, construction, or some similar interruption. It had been extended to broader use by 1914, when Winston Churchill said in a speech: "The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual,'" which became a slogan for the rest of World War I. Today it may be used in this positive sense and also pejoratively, as in Never mind that most civilians are starving to death-the ministry regards its job to be business as usual . [Late 1800s]
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as usual

As commonly or habitually happens: As usual, I slept late that Saturday morning.
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I think much of the usual popular derision of academic writing stems from the reaction of one audience, either practitioners or perhaps even interested laymen, to material written for research professionals who constitute a wholly different audience.
The ever-popular Wee Bag Band are back in their usual spot at The Conwy Feast this weekend along with lots of other easy-listening live music |
When it came to last weekend, news of the kitchen facelift had been forgotten and we were as delighted as usual as we trudged off the pitch.
Expect Manchester United boss Fergie, ex-Rangers boss Souness, pundit Chick Young, Frank McAvennie and the rest of the usuals to be joined by the latest line up of Scottish football lunatics.
The usuals, like soup, crab cakes and pan-fried scallops were not an option.
It has all the usuals, plus shops like kiltmakers Duncan Chisolm and Sons, the biggest second-hand book shop in Scotland, Leakey's, and a Victorian market.
Several parties of England supporters will watch, and the Barmy Army, as usuals will be well represented.
And of course, there are all the usuals, like cast and crew interviews, tons of trailers from various Cameron movies and behind-the-scenes footage.
Elsewhere, The Usuals play at Paddy's Bar from 9pm with a 'bandeoke' set, where members of the audience gets to sing a song with the band; it's a lot of fun
There have been all the usuals - Judd, Jubb, Juff and so on.
While the rest of the Real Madrid lads visit mighty damage on leg of Meleagris gallopavo, roast spuds and all the usuals, the Portagee will be down the end of the table pretending there's nothing tastier than a slice of humble pie and he's really looking forward to the next course: heart (his own, for the eating out of).
Topshop have some eye-catching patterned maxis in store, but if you're looking for something slightly plainer, the usuals like Marks and Spencer and BHS don'tdisappoint.
The inspection uncovers all the usuals ( shorts, T-shirt, flip-flops and even a rubber ring.