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run-of-the-mine

[ruhn-uh v-th uh-mahyn] /ˈrʌn əv ðəˈmaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to ore or coal that is crude, ungraded, etc.
2.
common or ordinary; run-of-the-mill:
a boring, run-of-the-mine performance.
Also, run-of-mine
[ruhn-uh v-mahyn] /ˈrʌn əvˈmaɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of run-of-the-mine
1905-1910
1905-10
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Slang definitions & phrases for run-of-the-mine

run-of-the-mill

adjective

Ordinary; average; garden-variety (1930+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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