as usual

In the normal, habitual, or accustomed way, as in As usual, he forgot to put away the milk. This idiom was first recorded in 1716. Also see business as usual.

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How to use as usual in a sentence

  • These three appointments seem to be far more politics-as-usual than was expected of the Obama administration.

    Obama Stiffs the Arts | Judith H. Dobrzynski | March 25, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • What sane adults in our drab, business-as-usual world would think of doing that?

    The Everett massacre | Walker C. Smith
  • The frosty old receptionist seemed to be typical in her business-as-usual, come-what-may attitude.

  • The German government had tried to meet the English "business-as-usual" with a policy of "eating-as-usual."

    The Iron Ration | George Abel Schreiner