par for the course

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Etymology[edit]

Originally a phrase used in golf.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɑː fə ðə ˈkɔːs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɑɹ fɚ ðə ˈkɔɹs/, /-ˈkɔəɹs/

Adjective[edit]

par for the course (not generally comparable, comparative more par for the course, superlative most par for the course)

  1. (idiomatic) To be expected; normal; common.
    It took a long time to finish, but that's par for the course on a project like this.

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