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new normal

A previously unusual occurrence that has become commonplace. High unemployment rates have become the new normal due to the country's economic strife. Coming home to an empty house is the new normal now that the kids have gone off to college.
See also: new, normal

in the normal course of things

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the normal course of things, 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 things, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, normal, of, thing

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 course of things

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the ordinary course of things, 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 ordinary course of things, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, of, ordinary, thing

in the ordinary course of events

As things typically unfold, take place, or happen. In the ordinary 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 ordinary course of events, web traffic to the site slows down over the summer months.
See also: course, event, of, ordinary

the normal run (of something)

The standard, average, or typical type of something. The unorthodox politician is seen by many as a rebuke to the normal run of bureaucrats, who spend more time debating and arguing than actually accomplishing anything meaningful. While the normal run of stuff you find in a flea market is junk, every now and then you come across something really valuable.
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under normal circumstances

Fig. normally; usually; typically. "We'd be able to keep the dog at home under normal circumstances," said Mary to the vet. "Under normal circumstances you'd be able to return to work in a week," explained the doctor.
See also: circumstance, normal

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

as per ˈusual/ˈnormal

(spoken) in the usual or normal manner: ‘What time is the lesson?’ ‘Thursday at 3 o’clock, as per usual.’‘Is he in a bad mood this morning?’ ‘Yes, as per normal.’
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References in classic literature ?
In the atmosphere of the Easterly weather, as pellucid as a piece of crystal and refracting like a prism, we could see the appalling numbers of our helpless company, even to those who in more normal conditions would have remained invisible, sails down under the horizon.
345); he himself walks in the normal manner, relying on his sandals as a disguise.
In normals and GERD patients, experimental acid instillation into the esophagus increases the UES resting pressure, thereby enhancing its effectiveness as a barrier to LPR.
WSI's latest forecast implies there may be significant cooling demand nationwide in August - particularly during the first two weeks of the month, when normals are relatively high.
WSI's latest seasonal forecast, predicting above-normal temperatures in months when the normals themselves are relatively high, is extremely bullish.