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business as usual: used for referring to a situation where everything is happening as normal, especially after a period when it was not
showing disapproval with many features in common and little individual character
something that is normal is how you expect it to be, and is not unusual or surprising in any way
normal or average, and not unusual or special
generally used or accepted as normal
ordinary and not interesting or special
ordinary and not interesting or exciting, especially because of happening too regularly
very ordinary, with no qualities that interest or impress you
not unusual, exciting, or especially good
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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