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be (only) to be expected
To be typical or unsurprising. Unfortunately, post-surgical pain is to be expected. That type of contemptuous reaction is only to be expected from such a cretin.
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be (only) to be exˈpectedbe likely to happen; be quite normal: A little tiredness after taking these drugs is to be expected. ♢ ‘I’m afraid I’m very nervous.’ ‘Don’t worry, that’s only to be expected.’
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