new normal

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new normal

A previously unusual occurrence that has become commonplace. High unemployment rates have become the new normal due to the country's economic strife. Coming home to an empty house is the new normal now that the kids have gone off to college.
See also: new, normal
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Our losses can lead us to a new normal. Whenever change comes, we adjust by developing a new way of thinking.
Learning a new normal means a change in lifestyle, and sometimes just our attitude.