true to form

idiom

: behaving or proceeding in the usual and expected way
Her latest movie is/runs true to form.
True to form, he was 20 minutes late for the meeting.

Examples of true to form in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thank goodness for Prince Louis then, who, true to form, lightened the mood on the Buckingham Palace balcony considerably. Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 15 June 2024 Calhoun, true to form, was ready for it, his case sketched out on an easel pad in his spacious office. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 22 Feb. 2024 Oprah Winfrey, true to form, is forcing America to yet again grapple with a complex topic: weight loss. Lisa Shah, STAT, 28 Mar. 2024 And—perhaps most true to form—no patented Jennifer Lopez outfit is complete without a pair of chunky earrings and oversized sunglasses. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 8 Apr. 2024 The bag was true to form (though not true to size) with a golden shell-like casing and silver crystals to mimic the cream filling. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 Some of them, true to form, have tried to reduce their own weirdness to an equation. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 The cast has been touring the globe to promote the sci-fi sequel, and true to form, Zendaya has been pulling out all the stops with her hair, makeup, and wardrobe. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 21 Feb. 2024 In its 12th incarnation, and true to form, this device brings a lot of value and features for less. Dave Altavilla, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024

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“True to form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/true%20to%20form. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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