forgotten man

noun

Definition of forgotten man

: a person or category of persons that receives less attention than is merited

Examples of forgotten man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All those ‘forgotten men and women’ in U.S. factories have, once again, been forgotten. New York Times, "Trump Signs China Trade Deal, Putting Economic Conflict on Pause," 15 Jan. 2020 Chelsea grew into the game and took the lead shortly before half-time as forgotten man Kenedy netted from outside the box, his strike taking a deflection on its route to wrong-footing João Virginia in the Reading net. SI.com, "Reading 3-4 Chelsea: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Mason Mount Double Earns Blues Error-Strewn Win," 28 July 2019 With the trade deadline coming up Tuesday, teams needing an edge-rusher will undoubtedly inquire about the Browns’ forgotten man. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Jarvis Landry: Belichick ‘amazing’ but ‘I wouldn’t say anybody’s a genius’; Genard Avery could make ‘big impact’ vs. Patriots," 24 Oct. 2019 Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp gave Palace a two-goal lead by half time, before Christian Benteke, Max Meyer and forgotten man Connor Wickham piling on the misery in the second 45. SI.com, "Pre-Season Roundup: Man City, Palace & West Ham Grab Wins as Newcastle Fall to Preston," 28 July 2019 West Ham meanwhile are reported to be plotting a £30m summer swoop for Chelsea forgotten man Danny Drinkwater. SI.com, "West Ham Officials Prepare for Awkward Trip to Leicester City as 'Winegate' Saga Rumbles On," 3 May 2018 Meanwhile, Leicester are hotly tipped to Manchester United forgotten man Marouane Fellaini in the summer, after the robust Belgian has decided to leave the club on a free transfer. SI.com, "Leicester City Told to Stump Up £30m to Sign Porto Star Defender This Summer," 26 Apr. 2018 In other news, reports have claimed that the Gunners have made a shock €20m offer for Chelsea forgotten man David Luiz. SI.com, "PL Clubs Handed Boost in Pursuit of Inter Midfielder as Player's Agent Claims Future Is Uncertain," 14 June 2018 Don’t forget Man City were eliminated against Wigan. SI.com, "Antonio Conte Delighted With Character Shown by His Chelsea Players to Progress Against Leicester," 19 Mar. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Forgotten man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forgotten%20man. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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