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true to form

In the expected manner or way. Susie's attendance has always been pretty erratic and, true to form, she didn't come to today's meeting.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

true to form

exactly as expected; following the usual pattern. (Often with running, as in the example.) As usual, John is late. At least he's running true to form. And true to form, Mary left before the meeting was adjourned.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

true to form

being or behaving as expected.
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true to ˈform

in the usual or typical way or as you expect: True to form, he arrived early.The meeting went true to form, with a lot of boring speeches.
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