1. what one might expect, not a surprise, normal
that's just par for the course
The idiom par for the course refers to something that is expected, not out of the ordinary or normal. Usually, if you describe something as being par for the course it means you're not particularly happy about it but that it was nevertheless expected. This is a popular expression used in both professional and social contexts.
A surge in popularity is par for the course when a celebrity endorses your product.
It's par for the course to expect problems when users haven't encountered this software before.