the general run (of something)

the general run (of something)

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