the usual suspects


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the usual suspects

The people one would expect to be involved in something. I expect misbehavior from the usual suspects, but even my quiet kids were acting up in class today. Let's have a game night! Call the usual suspects and I'll order pizza.
See also: suspect, usual
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To look out into an audience and beat yourself up--or worse, to beat up the participants--simply because they are the usual suspects, is terribly antagonizing.
"The Usual Suspects" was even tackled in the December 3 episode of "Family Guy" called "Crimes and Meg's Demeanor," according to (http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/family-guy-kevin-spacey-sexual-harassment-joke-1201903596/) Indie Wire .
Their detractors -- the usual suspects -- are an assortment of political non-entities, opportunists, contrarians, dynastic fantasists, diaspora fanatics and other fellow travellers with borderline views.
Down here it's the start of the EPL and the usual suspects look short enough.
And another group of the usual suspects will exploit the situation to call for the tightening of strike law.
Unfortunately, the usual suspects, although depending how quickly Manchester City gel, it may lead to a shaft of light blue in the Premier League.
What we don't want is the usual suspects shouting: "Naw, we're no havin' a vote cos it's oor ba' and we don't trust the people to play oor way."
And in response the CBI this summer launched a Future Leaders course, designed to make sure the region's businesses were led by more than just "the usual suspects."
But the enemy was none of the usual suspects, such as mass merchants and discount stores, giant department stores, govemment regulators or overseas suppliers.
"When you look at the literature for converting renewables into chemicals, HMF always shows up as one of the usual suspects," says Joseph J.
Whereas "statistics agreed that a killer was more likely to be a neighbour or family member than a stranger, soldier or secret papist," (199) that was not what mattered, for "fear is not based on experience, but imagination." (119) Thus although the usual suspects were not the real killers, it was they who "terrif[ied] and threaten[ed] the imaginations of early modern people." (221) The weight of that menace can be observed most clearly in the pamphlet literature that indulged and excited the imagination.
When extensive cargo losses are caused by a sinking, fire or other casualty, the maritime equivalent of "rounding up the usual suspects" generally entails prosecuting a claim against the vessel and its owner.
The blame for Norco's fallen trees and smashed windows blows back to the usual suspects, including Shell's smokestacks.
Rather than the usual suspects (Edison, Einstein, Tesla), Shell features living achievers and invigorates their laboratory adventures with candid photos alongside advice to the neophyte researcher.
Over the past couple of months the usual suspects who speak at education conferences have been toting around copies of Thomas Friedman's new book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century.