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run-of-the-mill Line breaks: run-of-the-mill
Pronunciation: /ˌrʌnəvðəˈmɪl/

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

adjective

Lacking unusual or special aspects; ordinary: a run-of-the-mill job
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
North American garden-variety
informalOK, 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 informalcommon or garden
North American informalornery
New Zealand informalhalf-pie

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