in the mainstream (of something)

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in the mainstream (of something)

Widely accepted and/or normalized. Lots of ideas currently in the mainstream weren't at one time. I mean, not that long ago, women and minorities in this country weren't allowed to vote. That hairstyle definitely isn't in the mainstream of fashion, yikes.
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*in the mainstream (of something)

following the current trends or styles that are popular or are considered normal. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) Bob is too old-fashioned to be in the mainstream of modern living.
See also: mainstream
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