One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who comes from an ordinary background or identifies with ordinary people.‘he is very much a man of the people’
- ‘The approach is presumably to make her sound like a woman of the people.’
- ‘Their perspective is from the perch of the upper class, particularly those media celebrities who pretend they are men and women of the people.’
- ‘He spoke with the voice of a man of the people.’
- ‘He always cultivated an image as a man of the people.’
- ‘He burnished his credentials as a man of the people by taking the Tube to the Olympic Park.’
- ‘He still revels in his reputation as a man of the people.’
- ‘He is wasting no time in trying to make it clear he's a man of the people.’
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