the normal run (of something)

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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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Joint organiser Jane Clough said: "In the normal run of things, local producers would need to approach each individual business.
That is a big deal because in the normal run of business, that process can take many years, hindering progress and dampening aspiration."
in the normal run of things i would tend to agree, but i actually thought in structural terms we were quite sound when we didn't have possession.
He was not working so much but he had already transcended the normal run of actors in the way people felt about him.
We'll think about a jockey later, but in the normal run of things I think he'll be entered."
"My contract expires in January and in the normal run of circumstances, someone would leave then.
That was two strikers that I know could have done the job for us, that maybe we could not afford in the normal run of events.
In the normal run of things, the West Bromwich Albion midfield player would have been delighted with the 2-1 victory over Arsenal last Saturday.
From its Saul Bass-like '60s main rifle to its widescreen lensing and caper script, "Fakers" clearly alms to be a smart mainstream product outside the normal run of privately financed Brit indies.
Readers' letters published in the Journal probably express and generate more strong feeling than the normal run of editorials and articles.
"But in terms of most other contestants, Cameron was different from the normal run of the mill that had been on the programme previously.
They may in fact exist, but in the normal run of things they do not help us to understand how the social world ought to be organized.
And the justice system is under severe strain already, barely able to adjudicate the normal run of criminal cases assigned to it.
The normal run for a British series is six episodes, compared to America, where it's 22.
It is important for the linemen to read the normal run key progression and always play run to pass -- play all run blocks the same as in regular defense and drop only after reading pass block.