Doakes

Joe Blow

  (American & Australian)
an ordinary person Television today is geared to your average Joe Blow.
See also: blow, joe

John Doe

  (American)
a man or boy whose real name must be kept secret or is not known, especially in a court of law The patient was referred to in court documents as John Doe.
See also: doe, john

John Doe

1. Also, John Q. Public; Joe Blow; Joe Doakes; Joe Zilch. An average undistinguished man; also, the average citizen. For example, This television show is just right for a John Doe, or It's up to John Q. Public to go to the polls and vote. Originally used from the 13th century on legal documents as an alias to protect a witness, John Doe acquired the sense of "ordinary person" in the 1800s. The variants date from the 1900s. Also see Joe six-pack.
2. Also, Jane Doe. An unknown individual, as in The police found a John Doe lying on the street last night, or The judge issued a warrant for the arrest of the perpetrators, Jane Doe no. 1 and Jane Doe no. 2 . [Second half of 1900s]
See also: doe, john

Joe Blow

and Joe Doakes (ˈdʒo ˈblo and ˈdʒo ˈdoks)
n. a typical or average male American citizen. What do you think Joe Blow really thinks about all this? Joe Doakes thinks the government ought to pay for all medical care.
See also: blow, joe

Joe Doakes

verb
See also: Doakes, joe

John Doe

and Jane Doe (ˈdʒɑn ˈdo)
n. a name used for a person whose real name is unknown. The tag on the corpse said Jane Doe, since no one had identified her. John Doe was the name at the bottom of the check.
See also: doe, john

Joe Blow

An ordinary person. That phrase meant just an average guy—any old Joe (“Joe Doakes” was a variation). It was the predecessor of “Joe Sixpack.” In fact, “Joe” was such a common first name (or nickname) that it became a slang word for coffee, which was also found everywhere.
See also: blow, joe
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She believes Dexter to be her soulmate and even kills off James Doakes who gets to know that Dexter is in fact the Bay Harbour Butcher.
TVA is in the process of performing visual walk downs and inspections at the following dams: Beaver Creek, Clear Creek, Boone, Cherokee, Doakes Creek (on Norris Reservoir), Douglas, Fontana, Fort Patrick Henry, Nolichucky, Norris, South Holston, Watauga and Wilbur.
AIMING HIGH: Newsome Scouts pictured outside their old hall which needs to be re-roofed, (from left) Scout leader Peter Doakes, Matthew Conroy, Sam Baxter, Sam Wakefield and Hakim Sheard and (inset) leader Peter inspects the damage to the ceiling inside (PW060810Egrant-03)
With Doakes in his captivity, he is faced with two options, either letting Doakes go and turning himself in and revealing his identity as the Bay Harbor Butcher, or continuing with his plan to frame Doakes himself.
Meanwhile, his relationship with an unstable artist (a very foxy but ridiculously English Jaime King) goes badly wrong while detective James Doakes grows ever more suspicious of Dexter's behaviour.
Doakes - the only cop smart enough to twig that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher - is locked in a cage in an Everglades cabin.
Rikki Doakes, of Strathmore Avenue, Lower Stoke, was caught behind the counter of a branch of Halifax when protective screens dropped down during his attempted robbery.
Doakes is questioned over an incident in which a suspect was shot, and Rita begins to realise ex-husband Paul isn't quite the reformed character he claims to be.
The language has been more obviously altered, with stronger epithets getting watered down to mere "damns" and "hells"; the silliest bit of dialogue-tidying comes when Dexter's nemesis, Doakes (Erik King), warns him, "I'm watching you, mother-lover
Doakes, once a prodigy schoolboy athlete who, confronted with an ethical dilemma as a collegiate all-star, gives up sports to devote himself to investigative journalism.
Custody losers have been found to have certain psychiatric diagnoses, including schizophrenia or other illnesses involving psychosis (Miller & Finnerty, 1996; White, Nicholson, Fisher, & Geller, 1995), general mental health problems (Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter, 1986; Zuravin & DePanfilis, 1997; Zuravin & Greif, 1989), and more extensive use of drugs, alcohol, or both (Zuravin & DePanfilis), although in one study (Tyler, Howard, Espinosa, & Doakes, 1997), custody loss was associated with fewer years of alcohol use.
This struggle to ensure safety while maintaining familial connections constitutes one of the major predicaments facing CPS workers (Lipovsky, Swenson, Ralston, & Saunders, 1998 ; Tyler, Howard, Espinosa, & Doakes, 1997; Wilson, 1998).
Andrea Doakes Age: 31 Hometown: Houston, TX Title: Border Patrol Agent Years with INS: 2 Assignment: Border Patrol Sector, El Paso, TX Pay grade: GS-9 Salary range: $38,000+ (with overtime) Education: BA, Psychology with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, 1986
Legislative leaders] are going to look to the governor: 'I'm going to need you, governor, to get Mary Doakes funding for her vocational school.
The 369th's chaplain, Robert Doakes, though an outspoken opponent of racism in the military and on the mainland, candidly informed intelligence officers that while he was sympathetic to the Communist Party's approach to American race relations he believed that the Party was just "using Negroes" and that he told the troopers as much.