Definition of run-of-the-mill in English:


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Lacking unusual or special aspects; ordinary: a run-of-the-mill job
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  • His best performance before winning the Open was finishing sixth in an ordinary run-of-the-mill tournament.
  • It is something a little bit unusual, you know, not their normal run-of-the-mill investigation, I would have thought.
  • She later considered getting a run-of-the-mill job working for a male boss in a big company.
ordinary, average, standard, middle-of-the-road, unremarkable, unexceptional, undistinguished, unmemorable, forgettable, commonplace, humdrum, mundane, nondescript, characterless, colourless, conventional, normal, pedestrian, prosaic, uninspired, uninspiring, quotidian, uninteresting, uneventful, dull, boring, routine, bland, lacklustre, tame, mediocre, middling, indifferent, unimpressive; North Americangarden-variety
informal OK, so-so, bog-standard, vanilla, plain vanilla, nothing to write home about, nothing to get excited about, nothing special, a dime a dozen, no great shakes, not up to much
British informal common or garden
North American informal ornery
New Zealand informal half-pie

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