in the ordinary way

in the ordinary way

1. In the normal, standard, or typical fashion or means. The issue will have to work its way through the courts in the ordinary way before the Supreme Court will consider the case.
2. As is unexceptional or to be expected. We told him to be there by 9 PM on the dot, but in the ordinary way, he showed up about 15 minutes late.
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in the ordinary ˈway

(British English) used to say what normally happens in a particular situation: In the ordinary way, she’s not a nervous person.
See also: ordinary, way