(the) man on the Clapham omnibus


(the) man on the Clapham omnibus
the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus British an imaginary person whose opinions and behaviour are thought to be typical of ordinary British people.

The man on the Clapham omnibus probably knows nothing about Rwanda.

(usually singular)

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  • The man on the Clapham omnibus — is a reasonably educated and intelligent but non specialist person a reasonable person, a hypothetical person against whom a defendant s conduct might be judged in an English law civil action for negligence. This is the standard of care… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) woman on the Clapham omnibus — the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus British an imaginary person whose opinions and behaviour are thought to be typical of ordinary British people. The man on the Clapham omnibus probably knows nothing about Rwanda. (usually singular) …   New idioms dictionary

  • the man on the Clapham omnibus — ➡ Clapham omnibus * * * …   Universalium

  • the man on the Clapham omnibus — …   Useful english dictionary

  • man on the clapham omnibus — (UK) The man on the Clapham omnibus is the ordinary person in the street …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • man on the Clapham omnibus — (UK)    The man on the Clapham omnibus is the ordinary person in the street.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • man on the Clapham omnibus — noun Any ordinary person; everyman …   Wiktionary

  • man on the Clapham omnibus — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Clapham omnibus — (BrE) a phrase like the man in the street, which means the average ordinary English person (of either sex). The phrase has been in use since the 1890s when the word ‘bus’ was already replacing ‘omnibus’. The choice of the bus from Clapham, an… …   Universalium

  • Clapham omnibus —   (UK)   The man on the Clapham omnibus is the ordinary man in the street …   Dictionary of English idioms