par for the course
phrasal not unusual ; normal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • par for the course — {n. phr.}, {informal} Just what was expected; nothing unusual; a typical happening. Usually refers to things going wrong. * /Mary is very clumsy so it was par for the course when she bumped into the table and broke the vase./ * /When John came… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • par for the course — {n. phr.}, {informal} Just what was expected; nothing unusual; a typical happening. Usually refers to things going wrong. * /Mary is very clumsy so it was par for the course when she bumped into the table and broke the vase./ * /When John came… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • par for the course — ► a situation or standard of work or behaviour that is considered normal or typical: »Massive management fees, he says, are par for the course in keeping an international operation running. »The company s stock was hit hard today, but that s par… …   Financial and business terms

  • par for the course — If something is par for the course, it is what you expected it would be. If it is above par, it is better, and if it is below par, it is worse …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • par for the course — ► par for the course what is normal or expected in any given circumstances. Main Entry: ↑par …   English terms dictionary

  • par for the course — NORMAL, typical, standard, usual, what one would expect. → par * * * what is normal or expected in any given circumstances given the high standards of the food, the prices seem par for the course * * * par for the course see ↑par • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • par for the course —    If something is par for the course, it is what you expected it would be. If it is above par, it is better, and if it is below par, it is worse.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If something is par for the course, it is typical of what… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • par for the course — informal 1) usual or expected in a particular situation For a footballer, that kind of injury is par for the course. 2) used for showing that, although something is usual or expected, you do not like it or approve of it The train was late, but… …   English dictionary

  • par for the course — what should be expected because of past experience. The school budget is going to be cut again this year, but then that s par for the course. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of par for the course (= the expected number of times a good… …   New idioms dictionary

  • par\ for\ the\ course — n. phr. informal Just what was expected; nothing unusual; a typical happening. Usually refers to things going wrong. Mary is very clumsy so it was par for the course when she bumped into the table and broke the vase. When John came late again,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Par for the course —   If something is par for the course, it is what you expected it would be. If it is above par, it is better, and if it is below par, it is worse …   Dictionary of English idioms

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