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 And for my very active little guy, focusing on learning is different than a tween or teenager. Masada Siegel, CNN, "Preschoolers and the pandemic: practical ways to keep them learning," 17 May 2020 Golden carrot rating: 4/5 Fatal Attraction (1987) This little guy sacrificed himself so Glenn Close could have a legendary Hollywood moment. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "From Donnie Darko to Jojo Rabbit: Hollywood's most iconic bunnies, ranked," 10 Apr. 2020 Our little guy has been brave and resilient… and this was easily the best. hug. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "NBC News Correspondent Janis Mackey Shares Emotional Reunion with Son After Quarantine," 2 Apr. 2020 Now Newsfeed Witness the Heartwarming Moment When a Lost Dog and His Human Reunite At any rate, here the little guy is. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "'Pug X-Ray Photo' Melts Down Internet for Being Simultaneously Cute and Creepy," 19 Dec. 2019 What that little guy doesn’t know - absolutely not and has been the best for me! Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Matt Roloff Says the Future of Roloff Farms Might Fall on Zach and Jeremy," 21 Apr. 2020 The assumption was that the Democrats could keep these voters in line with promises of economic redistribution, appeals to the little guy, and attacks on big corporations. Michael Barone, WSJ, "Why the Democratic Majority Hasn’t Emerged," 2 Feb. 2020 While the sight of a flying Roomba might be impressive, the efficiency of the little guy, sadly, is not. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "The Flying Roomba is Here to Scare Your Pets," 23 Dec. 2019 This night and this season belonged to the Flying O’Bannon Brothers and to Foreign Country Zidek and to Dollar-Five and to the Freshman Princes of Bel-Air and to the little guy who couldn’t be by their side, except to clap with one hand, Tyus Edney. Mike Downey, Los Angeles Times, "From the archives: UCLA overcomes many challenges to win 1995 NCAA title," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of little guy

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of little guy was in 1926

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22 May 2020

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“Little guy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/little%20guy. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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