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standard operating procedure

noun [C/U]  /ˈstæn·dərd ˈɑp·əˌreɪ·tɪŋ prəˌsi·dʒər/ us  
the usual method followed in doing a particular thing: Running a credit check before opening new accounts is standard operating procedure.
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