common man

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common man (plural common men)

  1. The average citizen, as contrasted with the social, political or cultural elite.
    • 1971, Nevada State AFL-CIO, Proceedings, volume 15, page 98:
      While the common man is holding the brunt of the taxes, there are groups, special-interest groups, that are getting off with paying none.

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