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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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 The exchange became even more hilarious when Harry jokingly reprimanded the little guy for touching his wife's head. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Prove They'll Be the Best Parents During Trip to Ireland," 12 July 2018 Types of Zucchini: Bossa Nova, Easy Pick Green, Cocozelle, Gold Rush Rounded Zucchini Easy-to-grow (and super-cute!), these little guys are prolific producers. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "16 Types of Squash and Everything You Need to Know About Them," 28 Dec. 2018 These little guys make ideally perfect gyros, since they’re insulated from friction. Frank Wilczek, WSJ, "Gyroscopes, Pulsars and the Power of Spin," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of little guy

1926, in the meaning defined above

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