run-of-the-mill

[ ruhn-uhv-thuh-mil ]SEE DEFINITION OF run-of-the-mill
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The street was full of people—strangers who didn't look like your run-of-the-mill artist.

WORD ORIGIN

"unspectacular," 1909 in a literal sense, in reference to material yielded by a mill, etc., before sorting for quality (cf. common run "usual, ordinary type," from 1712). Figurative use is from 1922.

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