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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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Sunday 27th to Wednesday 30th December all stores open as usual. New Year's Eve most stores open as usual.
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That doesn't mean it's been service as usual. In fact, it's been service better than usual in many respects.
Using varying combinations of these policies, the CEF explores three possible scenarios for future energy use: "Business As Usual," "Moderate," and "Advanced." Under "Business As Usual," current energy policies continue more or less unchanged, with a "modest pace of technological progress." In the "Moderate" scenario, some reforms occur; and in the "Advanced" scenario, "a nationwide sense of urgency" motivates deeper reforms.
By the year 2020, the "Moderate" scenario sees emissions reduced by 9 percent to 10 percent, compared with "Business As Usual," and the country's energy bill is 14 percent lower.
As usual, a lot of the convention-goers recognize me.
As usual, some of the most sensitive gay-themed films were to be found on the small screen, from Hallmark Hall of Fame's empathic look at teenage street hustlers (Angels With Sticky Wings) to ABC's The Loneliest Square: The Paul Lynde Story.
Instead of pumping warm, moist air into the region, as usual, the jet stream channeled that air into the Midwest.
Scissett Baths, Health and Fitness Centre: Friday, December 23, open as usual; Christmas Eve to Tuesday, December 27, closed; Wednesday, December 28 to New Year's Eve noon ( 8pm; New Year's Day and January 2, closed.
Colne Valley Leisure Centre: Friday, December 23, 7am ( 11.30am; Christmas Eve to January 2, closed; January 3, open as usual.