a man of the people

noun phrase

: a man (such as a politician) who understands and is liked by ordinary people

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Recent Examples on the Web But Jokowi proved enormously popular, presenting himself as a man of the people who could deliver improvements in education and health care, trading on his record as Jakarta’s governor. Ben Bland, Foreign Affairs, 13 Feb. 2024 Toby Keith is a multi-dimensional artist like no other … a global megastar, a man of the people, and a genuine inspiration. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 6 Feb. 2024 Stefon Diggs — 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beer with fans Stefon Diggs is a man of the people. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 10 Jan. 2024 Chaplin, as the Tramp, was a man of the people when the people were aggrieved, oppressed, and stifled—and an aristocrat inasmuch as the best of humanity is found among the despised and disdained, who indeed deserve to rule. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 28 July 2023 In a manner befitting his reputation as a man of the people, the prolific singer Tony Bennett walked across the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2009 to see the collection of music artifacts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 July 2023 Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott remains a man of the people. Demetrio Teniente, Dallas News, 12 July 2023 Lula, who has long sought to position himself as a man of the people, praised traditional Brazilian home cooking. Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post, 28 June 2023 Despite his wealth — his fortune was estimated at $7.4 billion as of April 2023, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — Berlusconi cast himself as a man of the people, an outsider challenging a discredited ruling class with a promise of national renewal. John Follain, Fortune, 12 June 2023

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“A man of the people.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20man%20of%20the%20people. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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