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usual

adjective uk   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ us  
A2 normal; happening, done, or used most often: I went to bed at my usual time. There was more rainfall than usual this summer in the mountain areas. You'll find the cutlery in its usual place. Terry was, as usual, slow to respond. This shop is open for business as usual despite the shortages.

usual

noun [S] uk   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ informal us  
Someone's usual is the drink, especially an alcoholic one, which they most often have, for example when in a bar: A gin and tonic for my dad, and I'll have the/my usual.
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