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the usual suspects

the people you would expect to be present somewhere or doing a particular thing: "Who was at Adrian's party?" "Oh, Paula, Roz, Lucy - the usual suspects."
Translations of “the usual suspects”
in Chinese (Traditional) 意料中會出現的人, 經常做某事的人…
in Russian завсегдатаи…
in Turkish her zamanki kişiler, bilinen kimseler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意料中会出现的人, 经常做某事的人…
in Polish stałetowarzystwo…
(Definition of the usual suspects from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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