little guy

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for a politician who likes to portray himself as a friend of the little guy, he sure is fond of rubbing elbows with the fat cats

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The special ingredient here is ricotta cheese, which gives these little guys a light, airy texture. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "A half-dozen recipes for delectable doughnuts, coming right up," 6 June 2019 Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed their new son, Psalm, only two weeks ago, but the little guy is already business-savvy. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Already Applied for Beauty Trademarks in Two-Week-Old Psalm West’s Name," 24 May 2019 Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg The latest allegations against a major player in the nascent world of cryptocurrencies have something in common with past financial scandals: The little guy may end up holding the bag. Matthew Leising, Bloomberg.com, "Bitfinex Crypto Case Shows Smaller Investors Face Greater Risk," 26 Apr. 2019 This little guy was dumped and attacked by other dogs resulting in severe injuries. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What Colton Underwood's Instagram Reveals About His Post-Show Life," 12 Mar. 2019 After losing its appeal to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, the government is now taking on the Hollywood cartel known as the Oscars in the name of protecting little guys like Netflix and Amazon. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Antitrust Avengers," 9 Apr. 2019 As the clip shows, Meghan grabbed Harry and brought him over to meet the little guy, which instantly put a smile on his face. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Watch Meghan Markle Go Out of Her Way to Grab Prince Harry's Attention in This Adorable Clip," 1 Feb. 2019 Think of enzymes as the little guys that eat up all the bad stuff a.k.a. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of That Cat Pee Smell on Carpets, Wood, and Upholstery," 17 Dec. 2018 There was something inside of him that made him stand up for the little guy. Caroline Houck, Vox, "George W. Bush honors McCain as “unwavering, undimmed, unequal”," 1 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of little guy

1926, in the meaning defined above

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