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An overused term or slogan by politicians and businesspeople to describe the disruptive, distrustful, or dangerous world in which we live in.
The world's major powers are finding it hard to keep up to the ever-changing ethical practices and political upheavals of the new normal.
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The current state of being after some dramatic change has transpired. What replaces the expected, usual, typical state after an event occurs. The new normal encourages one to deal with current situations rather than lamenting what could have been.
Housing costs plummeting is the new normal.

Having less discretionary income after the stock market crash is the new normal.
She expected to be saddened by his departure and accepted her feelings as the new normal.
Spending less on entertainment is the new normal during economic downturns.
Now that the baby was born, having less free time was the new normal for the new parents.
by earlysnowdrop September 22, 2009

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