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run true to form

To behave or act in the expected manner or way. The election has run true to form so far, full of little else but smear tactics and mudslinging. Susie's attendance has always been pretty erratic and, running true to form, she didn't come to today's meeting.
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We didn't hear Graham Westley's verdict - if he was running true to form it would have been something like 'never in doubt!' But the 800-odd City fans who abandoned their TV sets to make the trip to London Road know the truth - even if they would struggle to explain exactly why they didn't head home celebrating three vital points.
For someone who's running true to form as a candidate who's not showing the cards he's keeping close to his chest (or vest), the phalanx of TV and still cameras that were there seemed to belie his let-me-wait-and-see.
"He hit his head coming out of the stalls on his last start, which stopped him from running true to form. He trains on the Tapeta and likes the surface.
WE LOVE COMEDY LIGHTFIELDS ITV1, 9pm EPISODE two of the haunted house saga is running true to form.
Michael Gove is running true to form and, having left the reputation of teachers and examinations in tatters, he is now tearing into governors.
Running true to form though, I assume someone suspected this might happen and so the bulldozers were sent in quickly.
Ms Rogers must be running true to form and doing what she seems to have a gift for.
Running true to form, it is mainly those outside of the traditional motor industry who first saw the opportunities, and who are leading the pack.
Strachan, though, is running true to form as a boss, for his managerial career shows slow starts all the way.
Not much has been going right for Blaydon and in their National Division Three North match against Kendal at Crow Trees, things were running true to form.
Both a curse and a boon, the world's second largest reservoirs, residing beneath the Iraqi desert are running true to form. The key to Iraq's future without Saddam Hussein, its oil wealth, is once again at the epicentre of conflict, its extraction for peaceful purposes once again in doubt.
Darrell Mark Webber Tim Logan Marshall-Green Cammie Melissa Leo Shari Anna Paquin Rich Josh Charles Jenn Alison Pill Girl Amelia Alvarez Boy, Employee Ian Brennan Running true to form, Nell LaBute ("The Mercy Seat") comes up with a bold dramatic concept--here, it's the challenging notion of doing the background on a raw act of juvenile violence--but fails to get under the skin of the problem.
Poor old Queequeeg had had everything he owned on Crisp (and, if he was running true to form, probably quite a bit he didn't own as well).
I have not yet got around to reading his latest work, but I expect to find him only running true to form in baiting the colonial Christian West.
The trained was delighted with the form his horses have shown and said: "It's been a tough season but out horses have been running true to form. We couldn't be happier."