Definition of run-of-the-mill in English:

run-of-the-mill

adjective

  • Lacking unusual or special aspects; ordinary.

    ‘a run-of-the-mill job’
    • ‘If they're tuning in, they know they're not going to get the average run-of-the-mill thing.’
    • ‘Did this strike you as overkill or just run-of-the-mill political speak?’
    • ‘One of the neatest things about this play is that it not your average, run-of-the-mill thing.’
    • ‘It's what sets him apart from run-of-the-mill comedians.’
    • ‘She later considered getting a run-of-the-mill job working for a male boss in a big company.’
    • ‘Her six years at Wellington's Crown Law Office, prosecuting run-of-the-mill crimes seemed tame.’
    • ‘I thought it would just be an average, run-of-the-mill firm and a way to earn a decent wage.’
    • ‘With a passion to make cinema which is not run-of-the-mill, he will be a director to watch out for.’
    • ‘The Arrangement itself, frankly, was run-of-the-mill to dull.’
    • ‘It's your average, run-of-the-mill marble Mead composition notebook.’
    • ‘This probably works fine with run-of-the-mill goods and helps to keep down the cost of claims, and hence premiums.’
    • ‘It follows, therefore, that regular, run-of-the-mill words will serve best.’
    • ‘My own response is to consider this as a run-of-the-mill matter of dealing with the Technical Arteriosclerosis in any complex system.’
    • ‘Opting for smaller films and meaning roles, Jimmy believes that there is a space for cinema which is not just run-of-the-mill.’
    • ‘It is something a little bit unusual, you know, not their normal run-of-the-mill investigation, I would have thought.’
    • ‘His best performance before winning the Open was finishing sixth in an ordinary run-of-the-mill tournament.’
    • ‘This was run-of-the-mill stuff for a guard to deal with.’
    • ‘He didn't inspire more confidence than the run-of-the-mill newspaper photographers who have so often made me look bulbous and ill.’
    • ‘Finally, they seem to have realised that the time had come to offer something more than a run-of-the-mill vehicle.’
    • ‘This is just fear of change and run-of-the-mill anxiety plaguing you.’
    ordinary, average, standard, middle-of-the-road, unremarkable, unexceptional, undistinguished, unmemorable, forgettable, commonplace, humdrum, mundane, nondescript, characterless, colourless, conventional, normal, pedestrian, prosaic, uninspired, uninspiring, quotidian, uninteresting, uneventful, dull, boring, routine, bland, lacklustre, tame, mediocre, middling, indifferent, unimpressive
    garden-variety
    ok, so-so, bog-standard, vanilla, plain vanilla, nothing to write home about, nothing to get excited about, nothing special, a dime a dozen, no great shakes, not up to much
    common or garden
    ornery
    half-pie
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Pronunciation:

run-of-the-mill

/ˈˌrən ə(v) T͟Hə ˈmil/