put (one's) pants on one leg at a time (just like everybody else)

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put (one's) pants on one leg at a time (just like everybody else)

To be an ordinary human being; to go through life like everyone else. (Used especially in reference to someone who is of an elevated social status, such as a celebrity, star athlete, member of royalty, etc. Variations of "everybody else" are also often used, such as "the rest of us," "you and me," "ordinary people," and so on.) Primarily heard in Australia. Because our only interaction with celebrities is through the media, it's easy to forget that they are just human beings who put their pants on one leg at a time. The superstar comedian's latest non-fiction book gives you a quirky insight into her day-to-day life, and reminds you that she puts her pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us. Even though I made my millions at a young age, I was determined that I would still put my pants on one leg at a time just like everybody else.
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