phrase

  • As — as the average person.

    ‘I'm as ambitious as the next man’
    • ‘I am as loyal as the next man to my chosen team but when they are simply outclassed I am, like most true lovers of the game, prepared to admit it.’
    • ‘As an Irishman living in Glasgow for the past 13 years, I'm as guilty as the next man of being nostalgic.’
    • ‘Now, I'm as sensitive as the next man and I took her words to heart.’
    • ‘Well, I'm as curious as the next man, so I phoned one of my mates from the Yard.’
    • ‘While as ambitious as the next man, Davies genuinely believes he would not have got where he is now without the help of his former boss at Preston.’
    • ‘I may not listen to the album too often these days, but I'm as guilty as the next man of singing along when they play the old hits.’
    • ‘Much has been made of the comfort zone in Scottish rugby which militates against success, and Nicol is as condemnatory as the next man of attitudes which have prevailed among some of the players.’
    • ‘I am as price-conscious as the next man, so obviously value for money is important, even in pies.’
    • ‘We live in a lovely flat - it just needs a bit more day-to-day upkeep than it's currently getting, and I'm as guilty as the next man in that department.’
    • ‘I am as paranoid as the next man when it comes to the effects of radiation.’