One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The usual or expected thing.‘the reports are published as a matter of course’
- ‘As a matter of course, we refer outstanding accounts to a debt collection agency and take legal action against bad debtors.’
- ‘There is a flow and an intermingling, a cross-fertilisation, that takes place as a matter of course.’
- ‘Sponsors want a return on their investment and visual awareness, through branding, is a matter of course.’
- ‘Incoming e-mail is scanned for viruses as a matter of course, but that didn't help with this problem.’
- ‘It is expected the medal will be issued as a matter of course, and it's unlikely serving members will be required to apply for it.’
- ‘They should just do this kind of work as a matter of course.’
- ‘It is so much an everyday sight that we take it as a matter of course.’
- ‘Under the Hanoverians the heir to the throne supported opposition to his father's government almost as a matter of course.’
- ‘It should be a matter of course for the medical profession to make the public aware of all their options and allow them to make their own decisions.’
- ‘Shouting as others talk is a matter of course, and as long as you don't use the word liar it seems that you can say pretty much anything.’
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