in the normal course of events

in the normal course of events

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the normal course of events, we would have arranged for a follow-up interview to take place right away, but things we so chaotic that this never happened. Profits are going to be down this quarter, since in the normal course of events, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, event, normal, of

in the ordinary, normal, etc. course of eˈvents, ˈthings, etc.

as things usually happen: In the normal course of events we would not treat her disappearance as suspicious.
See also: course, of