Meaning of “the boy/girl next door” in the English Dictionary

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"the boy/girl next door" in British English

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the boy/girl next door

used to describe someone who is completely ordinary, not rich, famous, etc.:

We couldn't believe it when he got a record deal. To us, he was just the boy next door.

(Definition of “the boy/girl next door” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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