as a rule
as a rule
in general; usually. •

As a rule, men should wear tuxedos at formal dinners.

As a rule, the bus picks me up at 7:30 every morning.

* * *
{adv. phr.} Generally; customarily. * /As a rule, the boss arrives at the office about 10 A.M./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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