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citizen of the world

One who feels comfortable in any country. Her many travels have caused her to become a citizen of the world.
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Joe Citizen

The average, ordinary, or typical citizen. (Though the term is gendered, it does not necessarily refer to a man.) You understand the way Congress works because you're studying politics, but to Joe Citizen, it is often just a complete mystery. Look, the only thing that will matter to Joe Citizen is whether or not your policies provide jobs and lower taxes.
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second class

1. (Describing) travel seating and accommodation that is considered slightly inferior to the highest level (first class). Hyphenated if used before a noun. I always fly second class because it saves a huge amount of money. Even though I booked for first class, they only had second-class seats available.
2. Deemed to be less important or deserving of fair treatment than others. inferior to the highest level (first class). Hyphenated if used before a noun. We live in this neighborhood, too, and we should be allowed to voice our opinions, instead of being treated like second-class citizens! Voters from the region are urging leaders not to treat them like they are second class any longer.
See also: class, second

second-class citizen

One who is deemed less important than others within a society. The waitress was so rude to me that I started feeling like a second-class citizen. We live in this neighborhood, too, and we should be allowed to voice our opinions, instead of being ignored like second-class citizens!
See also: citizen
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

second class

1. Inferior; see second best.
2. Travel accommodations ranking below the highest or first class, as in Traveling second class on European trains is not only cheaper but gives you more contact with local people . [c. 1840]
3. In the United States and Canada, a category of mail consisting of periodicals and newspapers. [c. 1870]
4. second-class citizen. An individual regarded or treated as inferior to others in status or rights, an underprivileged person. For example, In many countries women still are considered second-class citizens. This term uses second class in the sense of "inferior." [c. 1940]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

citizen of the world

a person who is at home in any country.
See also: citizen, of, world
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

Joe Citizen

(ˈdʒo ˈsɪtəsnæ)
n. a general term for a male representative of the public. Joe Citizen hasn’t spoken yet! Watch the results of the election.
See also: citizen, joe
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In order to protect the domestic labor market and the priority right of employment of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, the number of work permits for foreign citizens was reduced.
The provincial government, they said, was doing this to ensure well-being and dignity of senior citizens.
According to this traffic plan, the road from Aabpara Chowk to Serena hotel will remain close for all traffic and citizens may reach red zone by using 7th avenue, Margallah Road and Faisal Avenue.
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Muscat, April 25 (ONA) The number of national workforce working in the private sector in return for wages rose during the first quarter of this year by / 3.3 / percent to reach 214.130 citizens, compared to 207.261 citizens during the same period of 2014.
In 2012, 15.2 million foreign citizens worked in the EU27, accounting for 7% of total employment.
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