matter of course
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- (idiomatic) A natural or logical outcome.
- (idiomatic) An expected or customary outcome.
- On some occasions standing ovations may be given to political leaders as a matter of course, rather than as a special honour.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
- In the eyes of Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke the apotheosis of the Celebrity was complete. The people of Asquith were not only willing to attend the house-warming, but had been worked up to the pitch of eagerness. The Celebrity as a matter of course was master of ceremonies.
natural or logical outcome
expected or customary outcome