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).