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Typical, traditional and usual

defining

adjective

a defining feature or characteristic is one that is completely typical of something and allows it to be identified

(just) another day at the office

used for saying that something someone does as part of their job is routine, especially something difficult, dangerous or unusual

typical

adjective

like most people or things of the same type

traditional

adjective

typical of the things that people have usually done

usual

adjective

normal, or typical of what happens or of what people do in most situations

classic

adjective

completely typical

characteristic

adjective

typical of someone or something

archetypal

adjective

very typical of a particular type of person or thing

prototypical

adjective

very typical as an example of a particular thing

customary

adjective

usual in a particular society or situation

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

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