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in layman's terms

In words that can be understood by people outside of a given profession or field of expertise, i.e., without the use of jargon or highly technical terms. Chronic atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries has stopped oxygen-rich blood from reaching the heart, leading to a myocardial infarction. In layman's terms, you've suffered a heart attack. I wish these software agreements would be written in layman's terms, rather than this legalese gobbledygook.
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I guess in lay man's terms they're doing whatever they can to try and control it and see if he can get back into the paddock.
0-litre iQ and in lay man's terms stuck on a fancy grille, bespoke leather interior, new rear lights and mods.
In lay man's terms, while many contemplated losing 100s of Euros or pounds when trying to make just one, a single, and very hopeful, individual made himself nearly EUR8,000 for a relatively small outlay of EUR8.
In lay man's terms, this means that you are not allowed to make a pass at your secretary at the Christmas party.