man jack


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man jack

n
informal a single individual (in the phrases every man jack, no man jack)
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Noun1.man jack - a single individualman jack - a single individual; "every man jack"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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Then he saw old Mombi raise her arm and sprinkle the powder from the box over the pumpkin head of his man Jack. She did this in the same way one would pepper a baked potato, and the powder sifted down from Jack's head and scattered over the red shirt and pink waistcoat and purple trousers Tip had dressed him in, and a portion even fell upon the patched and worn shoes.
But I am responsible for the ship's safety and the life of every man Jack aboard of her.
Rose and Violet introduced me to it yesterday; and to the stables, and to the kennel, and to the gardener, who was picking fruit to send to market, and from whom they begged hard a bunch of hot-house grapes; but he said that Sir Pitt had numbered every "Man Jack" of them, and it would be as much as his place was worth to give any away.
"Of course you would; but suppose you killed every man Jack of us, those whom we should have killed would not, for all that, be less dead."
"Every man Jack of them has a gun," one of the sailors remarked cheerfully.
The crew had known almost as soon as I that we were doomed to cross thirty, and I am inclined to believe that every man jack of them was tickled to death, for the spirits of adventure and romance still live in the hearts of men of the twenty-second century, even though there be little for them to feed upon between thirty and one hundred seventy-five.
I'll wager every man Jack of them is over the side to- morrow, hunting for Wolf Larsen as contentedly as ever they hunted for Death Larsen."
That man Jacks is either a simpleton or he is too cunning for me."
England kept the series alive with a stunning one-wicket victory over Australia at Headingley, with Ben Stokes scoring 135 not out and putting on 76 with last man Jack Leach.
In the chase of an England record 359 at a delirious Headingley, the home side still needed 73 when Stokes was joined by last man Jack Leach.
Anything less and Australia would have retained the urn at 2-0 with two to play but what transpired was simply one of the most incredible roars of defiance ever seen on a cricket field, as he led last man Jack Leach in an unbroken stand of 76 for the final wicket.
Villa are still without star man Jack Grealish, who hasn't played since picking up a shin injury in the reverse fixture in December, but Smith said he's almost ready.