man in the street

  1. a hypothetical average man
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  • the ordinary (or common) man in the street
  • Not only do this pair play it straight they also tend to ask questions in a manner the man in the street might and pull people up when they lapse into jargon riddled nonsense. Defending Peter Allen & Jane Garvey
  • A man in the street was selling bags of hot chestnuts.
  • There can be no harm in drawing the attention of the mob to the fact that the classes above them work with their heads, for any kind of headwork is mortal anguish to the man in the street. Studies in Pessimism
  • The average man or woman in the street doesn't know very much about immune disorders.
  • To win the election he needs to appeal to the typical man in the street.
  • My audience certainly isn't the proverbial man in the street.
  • Workers from the post office, the local types who've been drinking there for as long as they can remember and the ordinary everyday man in the street who enjoys a quiet drink or a night of Big Screen footy.
  • They also claimed the family's Rottweiler dog had attacked another dog, killed one woman's cat and gone for another woman in the street leaving her shaken up.
  • They have no more idea of the public's response to something musical than the average man in the street.
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