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average joe

n.
An ordinary person, especially a man: "In these films the art community is a netherworld aggressively hostile to those average joes ... who are not of it" (Carrie Rickey).
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He said things that no doctor should say to another, but which a politician may well say, and has often said, to another politician--things which cannot bear repeating, if, for no other reason, because they are too humiliating and too little conducive to pride for the average American citizen to know; things of the inside, secret governments of imperial municipalities which the average American citizen, voting free as a king at the polls, fondly thinks he manages; things which are, on rare occasion, partly unburied and promptly reburied in the tomes of reports of Lexow Committees and Federal Commissions.
Today, the average American school has the same Internet bandwidth as the average American home, but it serves 200 times as many people.
The average American is increasingly going to be black, Hispanic, and older.
com examined the average American -- coined 'Mary Smith' -- in terms of earnings, savings, and credit card, student loan, auto loan, and mortgage debt.
According to the report by the Toronto Globe and Mail, with a net worth of 3,63,202 dollars, the average Canadian household is worth 40,000 dollars more than the average American household, the report said.
The availability of vitamin B6 and pantothenate in an average American diet was assessed healthy male volunteers.
Synopsis: Despite Barack Obama's controversial comments about small-town Pennsylvania voters, he is no more likely than Hillary Clinton or John McCain to be perceived as someone who "looks down on the average American.
The irony is that the average Swede may know more about religion than the average American.
In an article entitled "How We Eat: 2004," (Rural Migration News, January 2006), Martin posits that a tightening of the agricultural labor market, achieved by decreasing the number of aliens in the field, would lead to a 40 percent increase in farm labor wages, and a mere $9 per year increase in food costs to the average American household.
The size of the average American home continues to grow, even as the average number of people inside it shrinks.
At that time, the savings bonds held by the average American paid a very low rate of interest compared to that offered on the treasury notes, bills, and long bonds, largely held by wealthy individuals and financial institutions.
Bush leaves Washington for his annual month-long vacation in Texas, editorialists pine for the days when the average American could kick back for a marathon holiday.

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