average Jane


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average Jane

An average, unexceptional, or ordinary girl or woman. Derived from the more common phrase "average Joe," which generally refers to a boy or man. What sets me apart from your average Jane, though, is my tenacity and ferocity in business. I'm as much a fan of the show as the average Jane, but I don't watch it religiously.
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But if you are a normal healthy, average Jane or Joe who's been trying to shed that extra 10 or 15 pounds, the study is welcome news, especially at this time of year.
The average Jane (and it's almost always a Jane, not a Joe) is expected to become a holiday manager extraordinaire, and to keep smiling while she does it all.
I am concerned that the average Jane and the average Joe .
Granted that it's not easy for the average Jane or Joe, waiting on a frigid morning for a bus or commuter train to arrive, to exclaim, "Golly, gee, I can hardly wait to get to my dignified job
Machine' and `Mall Madness,' we are going to show game show fans exactly what they love to see -- an average Jane or Joe, thrust into the spotlight, sweating over their decisions -- we are exploiting that type of intensity and pressure.
That apart, anyone who simply fancies a good period drama will enjoy a film with more satirical sting than your average Jane Austen.
No, we average Jane and Joe Commuters were, on some days, enjoying a brief easing of the usual congestion resulting from those few car-pool vehicles not taking up space in the remaining four lanes.