Jan met de pet

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Jan ('John', extremely common first name) + met de pet ('with the cap').

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Jan met de pet ?

  1. (idiomatic) John Q. Public, Joe Average, a hypothetical individual personification of the common man (or person, by extension).
    Gebruiksaanwijzingen moeten zo geformuleerd zijn dat Jan met de pet ze snapt.
    Instructions must be phrased so that any Joe Average can understand them.

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