the man on the Clapham omnibus

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the man on the Clapham omnibus

British
:the ordinary and average person
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Word by Word Definitions

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

  1. : to supply with people (as for service)

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of

omnibus play
  1. : a usually automotive public vehicle designed to carry a large number of passengers : bus

  2. : a book containing reprints of a number of works (as of a single author or on a single subject)

  1. : of, relating to, or providing for many things at once

  2. : containing or including many items


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