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Average Joe


Reference to a normal person who is not especially special. ‘Average’ is used in the sense of a typical person and ‘Joe’ is a very common name. (Compare to Man on the Street, Random person, John Doe or John Q. Public.)

“I don’t understand these politicians nowadays, the average Joe would never go along with their crazy ideas.”

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