average bear

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After the cartoon character Yogi Bear, said to be "smarter than the average bear".

Noun[edit]

average bear (plural average bears)

  1. (idiomatic) The norm; an average person; Used in comparisons
    She's no smarter than the average bear.
    I'm not saying he's fat, but he is heavier than the average bear...

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