run-of-the-mine

adjective
\ ˌrən-ə(v)-t͟hə-ˈmīn How to pronounce run-of-the-mine (audio) \
variants: or run-of-mine \ ˌrən-​əv-​ˈmīn How to pronounce run-of-the-mine (audio) \

Definition of run-of-the-mine

1 : not graded run-of-the-mine coal

First Known Use of run-of-the-mine

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of run-of-the-mine was in 1903

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“Run-of-the-mine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run-of-the-mine. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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