run of the mill

run of the mill
Phrs. Ordinary. E.g."That book you lent me was run of the mill but at least it kept me busy for the day."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • run-of-the-mill — or[run of the mine] {adj.} Of a common kind; ordinary; usual. * /Frank is a very good bowler, but Joe is just run of the mill./ * /It was just a run of the mine movie./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run-of-the-mill — or[run of the mine] {adj.} Of a common kind; ordinary; usual. * /Frank is a very good bowler, but Joe is just run of the mill./ * /It was just a run of the mine movie./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run-of-the-mill — • run of the mill • run of the mine adj Of a common kind; ordinary; usual. Frank is a very good bowler, but Joe is just run of the mill. It was just a run of the mine movie …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run-of-the-mill — /run euhv dheuh mil /, adj. merely average; commonplace; mediocre: just a plain, run of the mill house; a run of the mill performance. [1925 30] Syn. ordinary, routine, everyday. * * * …   Universalium

  • run-of-the-mill — UK US /ˌrʌnəvðəˈmɪl/ adjective ► ordinary and not special or exciting in any way: »The event is not just a run of the mill conference …   Financial and business terms

  • run-of-the-mill — adj not special or interesting in any way = ↑ordinary ▪ a run of the mill performance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run-of-the-mill — If something is run of the mill, there is nothing exceptional about it it is ordinary or average …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • run-of-the-mill — un of the mill, a. Ordinary; common; unexceptional. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run-of-the-mill — unspectacular, 1909 in a literal sense, in reference to material yielded by a mill, etc., before sorting for quality. Figurative use is from 1922 …   Etymology dictionary

  • run-of-the-mill — [run′əv thə mil′] adj. not special; ordinary; average …   English World dictionary

  • run-of-the-mill — [adj] average common, commonplace, customary, dime a dozen, everyday, fair, fair to middling*, garden variety*, humdrum, intermediate, mainstream, mediocre, medium, middle of the road*, middling, ordinary, regular, routine, so so*,… …   New thesaurus

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