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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Right-hander Tom Phoebus, the little guy with the big curveball who won Game 2 of the 1970 World Series and also pitched a no-hitter during his five-year career with the Orioles, has died at 77. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Orioles pitcher Tom Phoebus, the ‘Fireplug’ who won Game 2 of the 1970 World Series, dies at 77," 7 Sep. 2019 While the couple hasn't revealed the exact meaning behind the little guy's name, his middle name seems to be a nod to his Dad's British roots. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Christina Anstead's Baby Boy Is Here, and His Name Is So Sweet," 7 Sep. 2019 Sea otters: Fur trappers tried to wipe out these cute little guys, but missed about 50 at Bixby Creek Cove south of Carmel. Tom Stienstra,, "Bears, elk, sharks crown landmark wildlife surge," 17 Aug. 2019 But that does not mean future astronauts will find colonies of the little guys spreading across the moon. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "A Crashed Spacecraft Might Have Put Earth’s Most Indestructible Organisms on the Moon," 8 Aug. 2019 And lots of fans are crediting this little guy for the victory. Fox News, "Democrats threaten to investigate Kavanaugh after midterms," 21 Sep. 2018 If the big guy was late, for instance, the little guys had to wait. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Here Come the Space Tugs, Ready to Tidy Up Earth's Orbits," 22 Aug. 2019 But the little guy was amazing in his ability to escape all capture. Dallas News, "It's been a year. So, what actually happened when mercury spilled in the Coppell mail center?," 10 Aug. 2019 These little guys, shaped like a cartoon elephant’s trunk, are just like regular Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, right? Lucas Kwan Peterson,, "The official spicy snack power rankings," 2 July 2019

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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