Joe Public


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Joe Public

Typical, ordinary, average people; the public at large. For any new piece of technology to succeed in the market these days, it has to be easy for Joe Public to pick up and use. She isn't well liked among other politicians, but Joe Public absolutely adores her.
See also: joe, public

Joe Public

BRITISH, INFORMAL or

John Q Public

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say Joe Public to talk about ordinary people. I don't think Joe Public would be happy to pay me for much of what I do. John Q Public trusts you.
See also: joe, public

ˌJoe ˈPublic

(British English) (American English ˌJohn ˌQ. ˈPublic) (informal) people in general; the public: Once again, it seems that Joe Public is paying the price for inefficient management.
See also: joe, public
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Gregory Fitzpatrick Richardson played the hero for Joe Public, securing a hat trick to seal the nightmare result for New England, which dropped the first game of the series, 2-1.
I would like to see the day when Joe Public says something like: "Don't use an accountant, you need a CIMA person.
Facts about Joe Public Doesn't Care About Your Hospital:
The gardeners out in all weathers to make the city a winner, the test drivers who drive new car models thousands of miles every day to make sure the cars are safe for Joe Public to drive in safety?
Joe Public will not pick up the tab for my pension.
While Joe Public - for whom the new whip rules were introduced to appease - obsesses about Strictly Come Dancing, the price of diesel and Beyonce's bump, lifelong horserace punters are being alienated.
What are we, Joe Public, supposed to do when faced with a knife-wielding thug?
His fellow sports stars of football, tennis, golf, darts, rugby and snooker etc should beware that Joe Public is increasingly restless with their attitude to the supporting public.
JOE Public had to deal with politicians and the expenses scandal.
It annoys me that Joe Public gets blamed for not doing this or that when the fault lies with the manufacturing industry and the conditioning we have received over many years.
Once again Joe Public will be asked to put his hand in his pocket to bail out the country.
CHILDREN In Need raised a staggering amount of cash this year and it was great to see so many celebs and Joe public get behind the cause.
They'll go quiet for a bit but the payouts will continue while Joe Public pays for them.
La primera, la eliminacion del New England Revolution de la MLS, a manos del modesto Joe Public de Trinidad.