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That's par for the course

Posted by ESC on October 13, 2000

In Reply to: Thats par for the course posted by Daniel Dainty on October 12, 2000

: I am 9 years old and need to know the meaning and origin of That's par for the course for my homework please. Thank you

: Daniel D.

That's what I expected would happen.

PAR FOR THE COURSE - "(from Latin 'par,' equal, meaning the score an expert golfer is expect to make on a hole or course, playing without errors; used as a slang expression meaning 'as expected.'" From "Speaking Freely: A Guided Tour of American English from Plymouth Rock to Silicon Valley" by Stuart Berg Flexner and Anne H. Soukhanov (Oxford University Press, New York, 1997).