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usual suspects, the

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The persons one would expect: The amusing Rossini concert was well executed by the usual suspects (Hampson, Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, June Anderson)/ We are given new perspectives on those who are the usual suspects in any consideration of modern lesbian writing: Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, H.D. and Djuna Barnes

[1943+; fr an order given by Claude Rains as the French police official in the 1943 movie Casablanca]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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