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as per usual

As typically happens; as is usually the case. As per usual, my boyfriend didn't call me like he said he would. I'll be eating lunch outside on the picnic table, as per usual.
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as usual

As is typical; as often happens. Sam is ignoring me, as usual. I wonder if he'll ever forgive me. The writers' group is meeting at the coffee shop on Saturday morning, as usual.
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business as usual

The typical proceedings. The phrase is sometimes but not always used to indicate that things have returned to normal after something unforeseen or unpleasant has happened. Once these auditors are out of our hair, we can get back to business as usual. A: "How are things at the office?" B: "Business as usual. Nothing exciting has happened lately."
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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.
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the usual run (of something)

The standard, average, or typical type of something. The unorthodox politician is seen by many as a rebuke to the usual run of bureaucrats, who spend more time debating and arguing than actually accomplishing anything meaningful. While the usual 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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as usual

as is the normal or typical situation. John ordered eggs for breakfast, as usual. He stood quietly as usual, waiting for the bus to come.
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business as usual

having things go along as usual. Even right after the flood, it was business as usual in all the stores. Please, everyone, business as usual. Let's get back to work.
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as usual

In the normal, habitual, or accustomed way, as in As usual, he forgot to put away the milk. This idiom was first recorded in 1716. Also see business as usual.
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business as usual

The normal course of some activity, as in The fire destroyed only a small section of the store, so it's business as usual. This term originated as an announcement that a commercial establishment was continuing to operate in spite of fire, construction, or some similar interruption. It had been extended to broader use by 1914, when Winston Churchill said in a speech: "The maxim of the British people is 'Business as usual,'" which became a slogan for the rest of World War I. Today it may be used in this positive sense and also pejoratively, as in Never mind that most civilians are starving to death-the ministry regards its job to be business as usual . [Late 1800s]
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business as usual

You say business as usual to mean that everything is continuing in the normal way, even though something unpleasant or unexpected has happened. Asked if the President was trying to suggest it was business as usual, Mr Fitzwater replied: It is business as usual; this isn't the kind of crisis that requires us to drop everything else. If these guys are convicted, it could be the beginning of a real change. If they're not, it's business as usual.
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it’s business as ˈusual

things continue normally, despite difficulties or disturbances: It was business as usual at the theatre yesterday, in spite of all the building work going on.
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as per ˈusual/ˈnormal

(spoken) in the usual or normal manner: ‘What time is the lesson?’ ‘Thursday at 3 o’clock, as per usual.’‘Is he in a bad mood this morning?’ ‘Yes, as per normal.’
See also: normal, per, usual

as ˈusual

in the same way as what happens most of the time or in most cases: Steve, as usual, was the last to arrive.As usual at that hour, the place was deserted.Despite her problems, she carried on working as usual.
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as usual

As commonly or habitually happens: As usual, I slept late that Saturday morning.
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business as usual

Proceeding as though things were normal when they actually are not. Presumably this expression came from the practice of posting a notice in an establishment announcing that its operations were continuing despite construction, fire, or some other hampering circumstance. From the time Winston Churchill said, in a speech in November 1914, “The maxim of the British people is ‘Business as usual,’” the expression was a slogan for the remainder of World War I. It later came to be used as a criticism—as, for example, when a public policy is continued even though it is no longer desirable or appropriate—and for blind complacency.
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O'Hanlon, undeterred by the turn in the weather, went out for his walk as usual, thinking of Westphall, all those years of neither rain nor snow nor dark of night.
Performances prior to the screening by Roaming Bear and post screening by “The Usuals.”
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The website was clearly set out in aisles and after the first shop, it logged my last order and stored them as my usuals. This really saved time on my second shop.
On rainy days in the hood, I wonder where are all the usuals who hang in the project.
I ho aconsegueix mitjancant uns recursos estilistics que li han permes imitar la llengua popular sense caure mai en la necessitat d'usar vulgarismes ni barbarisimes de cap especie per molt usuals que siguen al carrer.
10, I had my regular Monday, start-of-the-week agenda in hand, mostly the usuals such as birthday shopping, some medical stops and menus for two retirees on heart-healthy regimens.
There are some "usuals," however: a big-eyed honeymoon couple, the folks who have sailed with the line a gazillion times before, those who have spent the big bucks for the top cabins, and people who are deemed "interesting" for one reason or another (in the case of bachelor captains, "interesting" often includes extremely attractive single ladies).
There's the Oak Mall Shopping Centre with all the usuals. Arts Crafts and Hobbies is an art materials shop with a good selection of gifts.
We bake on-site and offer all the American usuals. Additionally, we have a selection of retail items including cups, press pots and grinders." McDonald makes it a point for her staff to understand the value of a nice cup of coffee as part of a person's day.
Included for full entries are such writers as Jane Bowles, Christine Brooke-Rose, Eva Figes, Ann Quin, and Elizabeth Smart--in other words, not the usuals. Not included, however, are, among others, Brigid Brophy (who gets a half-sentence mention), Joanna Scott, and Janice Galloway--perhaps not household names, but better to have these than some who are present--Harper Lee, for instance.
"This writer managed to get ahold of the usuals and work them.
The point is not that simplifying assumptions (in this case, perfect information) are not useful -- indeed, they are necessary to carry out any serious analysis -- but that the conventionally accepted simplifying assumptions of the day are often highly arbitrary and hence subject to change, and therefore that there is no shame in choosing new ones when observed behavior doesn't fit snugly within the usuals. Just as for a long time the prevailing theoretically correct thinking rejected even the possibility of credit rationing, for a time (mercifully brief) the prevailing theoretically correct opinion took on faith that because people's expectations were rational, pre-announced monetary policy actions simply couldn't affect output or employment.
It said, Countries That Are Threats to US.' It listed the usuals: Iran, Syria, Cuba, etc.
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