in the ordinary way

idiom

British
: in the normal or usual way : as something is always done
They had their morning coffee in the ordinary way, reading the paper and not speaking until they were finished.

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“In the ordinary way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20ordinary%20way. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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