run-of-the-mine

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run-of-the-mine

[ruhn-uhv-thuh-mahyn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining 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-uhv-mahyn] .


Origin:
1905–10

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run-of-the-mine

adjective
not special in any way; "run-of-the-mill boxing"; "your run-of-the-mine college graduate"; "a unexceptional an incident as can be found in a lawyer's career" [syn: run-of-the-mill
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Example sentences
As run-of-the-mine fiction, his book makes good reading.
Their tactics, however, are not widely different from those adopted by the run-of-the-mine thugs.
Several tests were made using double strands of belting and also with run-of-the-mine coal placed on the belting.
Two tests were made using run-of-the-mine bituminous coal placed on the belting.
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