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as usual

As is typical; as often happens. Sam is ignoring me, as usual. I wonder if he'll ever forgive me. The writers' group is meeting at the coffee shop on Saturday morning, as 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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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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as ˈusual

in the same way as what happens most of the time or in most cases: Steve, as usual, was the last to arrive.As usual at that hour, the place was deserted.Despite her problems, she carried on working as usual.
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as usual

As commonly or habitually happens: As usual, I slept late that Saturday morning.
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It was no surprise that the price of oil climbed higher, but not so fast on the business as usual.
Although I disagree strongly with recent books that suggest Saudi Arabia is in the twilight of its oil reserves, I am pessimistic about the country's ability to proceed under these circumstances with business as usual.
Holmfirth Pool: Friday, December 23, open as usual; Christmas Eve to Monday, January 2, closed; Tuesday, January 3, open as usual.
30am ( 2pm; New Year's Day, closed; January 2, 8am ( 4pm; January 3, open as usual.
The state budget, as usual, was way overdue because Democrats and Republicans refused to work together.
Popular support alone can give the efforts the credibility and the momentum to overturn politics as usual.
Los Angeles County fire officials said firefighters will be sent out on patrols around their stations as usual, looking for illegal fireworks, and there may be extra patrols in high fire-risk foothill areas.
Acceptance speeches as usual were mostly selndulgent lists of names that mean nothing to the public except for the odd emotional monologues like Julia Roberts' gushing acceptance speech Sunday.
As usual, the event will raise money for organizations that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS.
For a party that promises politics not as usual, Ross Perot's Reform Party - on the eve of its first national presidential nominating convention - seems to be deeply mired in, well, politics as usual.
As for the other music awards, it was business as usual with the two awards for Alan Menken and Disney's "Pocahontas.
One clear message beams through the murky confusion of the Republican presidential race so far: Most GOP voters want something starkly different from business as usual in Washington.