the common/general run
the common run of (something)
The standard, average, or typical type of something. The unorthodox politician is seen by many as a rebuke to the common run of bureaucrats, who spend more time debating and arguing than actually accomplishing anything meaningful. While the common 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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the common/general ˈrun (of something)the average or usual type (of something): This programme is better than the general run of television comedies.
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