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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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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.’
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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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I think much of the usual popular derision of academic writing stems from the reaction of one audience, either practitioners or perhaps even interested laymen, to material written for research professionals who constitute a wholly different audience.
The ever-popular Wee Bag Band are back in their usual spot at The Conwy Feast this weekend along with lots of other easy-listening live music |
When it came to last weekend, news of the kitchen facelift had been forgotten and we were as delighted as usual as we trudged off the pitch.
Expect Manchester United boss Fergie, ex-Rangers boss Souness, pundit Chick Young, Frank McAvennie and the rest of the usuals to be joined by the latest line up of Scottish football lunatics.
The usuals, like soup, crab cakes and pan-fried scallops were not an option.
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Several parties of England supporters will watch, and the Barmy Army, as usuals will be well represented.
And of course, there are all the usuals, like cast and crew interviews, tons of trailers from various Cameron movies and behind-the-scenes footage.
Elsewhere, The Usuals play at Paddy's Bar from 9pm with a 'bandeoke' set, where members of the audience gets to sing a song with the band; it's a lot of fun
There have been all the usuals - Judd, Jubb, Juff and so on.
While the rest of the Real Madrid lads visit mighty damage on leg of Meleagris gallopavo, roast spuds and all the usuals, the Portagee will be down the end of the table pretending there's nothing tastier than a slice of humble pie and he's really looking forward to the next course: heart (his own, for the eating out of).
Topshop have some eye-catching patterned maxis in store, but if you're looking for something slightly plainer, the usuals like Marks and Spencer and BHS don'tdisappoint.
The inspection uncovers all the usuals ( shorts, T-shirt, flip-flops and even a rubber ring.