[ruhn-uh v-th uh-mahyn]
- of or relating to ore or coal that is crude, ungraded, etc.
- common or ordinary; run-of-the-mill: a boring, run-of-the-mine performance.
Also run-of-mine [ruhn-uh v-mahyn] /ˈrʌn əvˈmaɪn/.
Origin of run-of-the-mine
First recorded in 1905–10
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The run-of-mine system means payment by weight of the coal as brought out of the mine including minute pieces and impurities.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States