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little man

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noun (sometimes initial capital letters)
  1. the common or ordinary person.
  2. Informal. the small, ordinary investor, as opposed to big investment institutions.
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Origin of little man

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for little man

little man

noun
  1. a man of no importance or significance
  2. British a tradesman or artisan operating on a small scale
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