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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Best of all, there was Ayden himself, a smiling, blond, blue-eyed little guy in robust good health who tips the scale at 28 pounds. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, ""Miracle" baby celebrates his first birthday at home," 9 June 2018 PhillyVoice says the glowy little guys could be making a comeback in our area. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Local Dems oppose SCOTUS pick, school board hosts first public meeting | Morning Newsletter," 10 July 2018 Though the Ant-Man franchise is, in some ways, the little guy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — its $130 million debut film was the cheapest and one of the lowest grossing Marvel movies to date — its sequel is shaping up to make Marvel history. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, "Evangeline Lilly on How She "Challenged" Herself to Speak Up on the 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Set," 5 July 2018 Still, changing pay scales and helping the little guy is a lot easier than changing a work culture that has been bred in the bone for many South Koreans during its 60-year rise from post-war poverty to a leading industrial power. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, "South Korea’s president wants people to work less — and have more children," 28 June 2018 Stretching routines often overlook the little guys in favor of big-ticket muscles like hamstrings and shoulders. Julie Brown, Outside Online, "The Best Recovery Tools for Climbers," 13 June 2018 Seems the little guy had wandered away from home and made his way onto US 27. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "This little pony escaped from home. He got help from cops – and overnight fame | Miami Herald," 25 Apr. 2018 All that can be imposing and stressful for a little guy or gal that just learned to poop and pee on command. Ida Lieszkovszky, cleveland.com, "Tips for traveling with a toddler: Multitasking Moms and Dads," 25 Mar. 2018 This little guy did not wander here from its native Australia, although the lizard has become a popular exotic pet in recent decades. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "University of Wisconsin staff find a bearded dragon sunning itself near Bascom Hall," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of little guy

1926, in the meaning defined above

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