Johnny Foreigner

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Johnny Foreigner

  1. (UK, informal, derogatory) A foreigner, someone who is not British.
    • 1983, Richard Ingrams and John Wells, Private Eye - Issues 550-575[1], page 70:
      No wonder Johnny Foreigner lays in supplies of the stale bread rolls whenever he appears over the horizon.
    • 1984 December 3, John Torode, “Why must training for tomorrow be a dead turn-off?”, The Guardian, page 18:
      Mr. King's message was that Johnny Foreigner does it better than us. In Germany, in Japan and in the United States, these bottlenecks just do not happen.
    • 1999, James Chapman, Licence to thrill: a cultural history of the James Bond films
      A time when Johnny Foreigner knew his place. A time when beautiful women from other countries existed primarily to be seduced...
    • 2004, Charles Godfrey-Faussett, Footprint England
      ...the constant threat of spontaneous outbreaks of singing on Centre Court by pop has-beens and the occasional ungentlemanly antics of Johnny Foreigner...