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John Q. Public

noun US informal (UK Joe Public)
the general public: The government's decision to tax gas and electricity has not been popular with John Q. Public.
(Definition of John Q. Public from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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