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in ordinary

1. In regular or active service (to another person). Primarily heard in UK. I'm the counsel in ordinary to the prime minister—please let me through!
2. Of a naval vessel, not currently being used. No, that ship is in ordinary these days—it needs some extensive repairs.
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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.
See also: ordinary, way

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

out of the ordinary

Not usual or common; exceptional; beyond or outside of one's normal expectations. We need to investigate the warehouse to figure out what's tripping the security alarms. Just keep your eyes peeled for anything out of the ordinary. A: "How did the meeting go?" B: "It was fine, nothing out of the ordinary."
See also: of, ordinary, out

out of the ordinary

unusual. It was a good meal, but not out of the ordinary. Your report was nicely done, but nothing out of the ordinary.
See also: of, ordinary, out

out of the ordinary

Unusual, uncommon, exceptional, as in The venison they served was certainly out of the ordinary. This expression sometimes, but not always, indicates that something is better than the usual. However, the negative version, nothing out of the ordinary, usually indicates that something is not special or outstanding, as in It was an interesting lecture, but nothing out of the ordinary.
See also: of, ordinary, out

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

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

out of the ˈordinary

unusual; strange: His new book is certainly out of the ordinary. I’ve never read anything like it before.
See also: of, ordinary, out
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