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the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus

UK old-fashioned
an imaginary person whose opinions or ideas are considered to be typical of those of ordinary British people: The man on the Clapham omnibus probably knows nothing about Rwanda.
Translations of “the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus”
in Chinese (Traditional) 普通英國人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 普通英国人…
(Definition of the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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