the usual suspects

Definition of the usual suspects

  1. :  the usual people or things that are suspected or thought of in a particular situation —often used humorously The breakfast menu had all the usual suspects—eggs, pancakes, waffles, and French toast.

Word by Word Definitions

usualplay
  1. :  accordant with usage, custom, or habit :  normal

    :  commonly or ordinarily used

    :  found in ordinary practice or in the ordinary course of events :  ordinary

  1. :  something usual

suspectplay suspects
  1. :  regarded or deserving to be regarded with suspicion :  suspected

    :  doubtful, questionable

  1. :  one that is suspected

    :  a person suspected of a crime

  1. :  to imagine (one) to be guilty or culpable on slight evidence or without proof

    :  to have doubts of :  distrust

    :  to imagine to exist or be true, likely, or probable


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