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
Recent Examples on the Web But Biden's been advocating for the little guy since his first year in government -- 1973 -- when the years of postwar boom came to a crashing halt and the energy crisis set in. Meg Jacobs, CNN, "Joe Biden is old. Here's why that's a good thing," 29 Apr. 2021 The most obvious way is to just pass it to your big guy — Gobert — when he’s now being defended by a little guy. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The Triple Team: Is it fair to have questions about Bogdanovic and Favors after loss to Warriors?," 14 Mar. 2021 Our little guy clocked in at seven pounds, six ounces, and twenty and a half inches long. Jen Spyra, The New Yorker, "Mom and Baby Are Both Doing Fine," 26 Dec. 2020 And its normally about empowering the little guy, in the belief that’s what leads to socially desirable outcomes. Joshua Gans, Quartz, "Australia’s new rules for Facebook and Google are already backfiring," 19 Feb. 2021 In short, this little guy is better at space travel than any human. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Sneaky New Bacteria on the ISS Could Build a Future on Mars," 5 Apr. 2021 The surge caught short-selling hedge funds by surprise and was initially viewed by many small investors as a victory of the little guy over wealthy Wall Street investors. Jessica Menton, USA TODAY, "‘I am not a cat’: Chaotic GameStop hearing provides tense exchanges, humor as lawmakers grill key players in saga," 18 Feb. 2021 The little guy gets just as good a deal as Wall Street’s favorites. David Meyer, Fortune, "Against economic absolutism," 31 Mar. 2021 The latest member of the family is a Stagg X dripper from Fellow, a handsome little guy that offers pinpoint control. Washington Post, "How to make an excellent coffee pour-over and start your day right," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of little guy

1926, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2021

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“Little guy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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