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English definition of “run-of-the-mill”

run-of-the-mill

adjective uk   /ˌrʌn.əv.ðəˈmɪl/ us  
ordinary and not special or exciting in any way: He gave a fairly run-of-the-mill speech.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
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