one of the boys


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one of the boys

An accepted member of a particular social group, especially one made up primarily or entirely of men. Primarily heard in US. John's a nice guy and all, but he just never seemed like one of the boys. As a woman working in this industry, you have to both be one of the boys while still being seen distinctly as a lady.
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one of the boys

COMMON If you describe someone as one of the boys, you mean that they are accepted as belonging to a group of men who behave in typically masculine ways. His overly enthusiastic efforts to seem just one of the boys were sometimes embarrassing. If she played at being one of the boys she was condemned for being unwomanly. If she didn't join in she was seen as aloof. Compare with one of the lads.
See also: boy, of, one

one of the boys

accepted by a group of men.
See also: boy, of, one
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Referring to a paramedic's statement, Nicholas Johnson, QC, said one of the boys had indeed been stabbed 21/2 months prior to the killing but it was not known who had stabbed him because he refused to talk to the police.
Watson told police he had engaged in consensual sexual acts with one of the boys believing he was 18 and that he had even been shown a passport.
Both pleaded guilty to robbing one of the boys of a mobile phone and the other of cash.
The coastguard helicopter was then sent along with the RNLI all weather lifeboat which found one of the boys at around 3am.
One of the boys was abused regularly over four years when he was between six and 10 years old, and the other was abused about eight or nine times when he was aged eight and nine years old.
Lee Carwadine, 42, the dad of one of the boys, hugged his older son Thomas as he laid flowers at the site yesterday.
Successes like these have left Wie convinced of her place as one of the boys and less excited about being a star among women.
In the ensuing melee, one of the boys, without a thought to the consequences, grabbed the ball, aimed, shot, and watched it drop, with a satisfying swish, through the hoop.
International outrage has erupted in the wake of the execution of two teens in Iran on July 19, especially amid reports that one of the boys was only 16 years old.
At a church party, 16-year old Meredith Stevenson finds herself completely mesmerised with one of the boys.
ONE OF THE BOYS is a rewrite a fine military romantic suspense (BITS AND PIECES) that includes the impact of the Global War on Terrorism on domestic bases since the original novel was published.
I know I do not have anything to do with the actual training of the players, but my dream is to see one of the boys wearing an England shirt and playing at the highest level.
When one of the boys in her dreams turns up in the real world and nearly drowns her, Molly flees to her stepmother and father's new home in Maine--only to find the past follows closely behind.
A further scan at 20 weeks' gestation seemed to show that one of the boys would be born with spina bifida.
It is also claimed he got the girl to indecently assault him and forced one of the boys to indecently assault her at the same time.