the next man/person

Definition of the next man/person

:any other man/person
  • He said he's as willing to do it as the next man.
  • She knew the answer as well as the next person.

Word by Word Definitions

next play
  1. : immediately adjacent (as in place, rank, or time)

  2. : any other considered hypothetically

  1. : nearest or adjacent to

  1. : in the time, place, or order nearest or immediately succeeding

  2. : on the first occasion to come

  1. : one that is next

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

person play
  1. : human, individual

  2. : a character or part in or as if in a play : guise

  3. : one of the three modes of being in the Trinitarian Godhead as understood by Christians


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