the common or ordinary person.
Informal. the small, ordinary investor, as opposed to big investment institutions.
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How to use little man in a sentence
A teenager in Nicaragua sees a frightening little man in a hat and dozens of other kids in school start having similar apparitions.The Neurologist Who Diagnoses Psychosomatics - Issue 107: The Edge | Steve Paulson | September 22, 2021 | Nautilus
A recent peer reviewed study in Energy Science and Engineering entitled, “How green is blue hydrogen,” explains why the little man behind the curtain really should get some attention.Hydrogen Isn’t as Environmentally Friendly as Advocates Claim | Chris Brewster | September 21, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Last season, the ageing little man carried a mediocre Barcelona team to third place in the Spanish league and within sight of the title.Lionel Messi Made Barcelona One of the Most Successful Soccer Teams in History. Now He Might Destroy It | Simon Kuper | August 11, 2021 | Time
“We’re very emotionally invested in this little man,” echoed Beeding.
You think they can, but it’s like dealing with a little man.Mike Epps Mourns The Loss Of His Father Weeks After His Mother’s Passing | Brande Victorian | February 12, 2021 | Essence.com
Lester is a strange little man alone in a cabin, not far from The Tramp locked in his cabin in The Gold Rush.
I felt like Dorothy when she gets to Oz and realizes that the wizard is just a sad little man putting on a show.‘Searching for Zion’: Emily Raboteau’s Hunt for the Promised Land | Mindy Farabee | January 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Onlookler Sarah Wood, a student at St John's college, who was holding James, said: 'She said 'hello cute little man''.
He really is beneath contempt—a gruesome little man and smug as a boot.
More shuffling, another number was called and the cops began bundling the little man out.The Sedition Files: How an Indian Cartoonist Becomes a Criminal | Dilip D’Souza | September 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Don't you see him right behind that little man in yellow who is carrying a big blue flag?Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
"Gently, gently, little man," said the visitor turning Black Sheep's face to the light slowly.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
The little man licked his lips appreciatively and returned to the doorway below the premises of Kazmah.Dope | Sax Rohmer
He was a fat little man who sat habitually with a hand on either knee, which he clawed absently both in conversation and thought.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
In a few minutes, a smart little man, speaking tolerable French, came and told me the government desired my company.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
British Dictionary definitions for little man
a man of no importance or significance
British a tradesman or artisan operating on a small scale
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