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(one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time

Someone being spoken of or referred to is just an ordinary human being. Used especially in reference to someone who is of an elevated social status, such as a celebrity, star athlete, member of royalty, etc. The phrase is often followed by "just like everybody else." Primarily heard in US. Because our only interaction with celebrities is through the media, it's easy to forget that they put their pants on one leg at a time, just like everybody else. The superstar comedian's latest non-fiction book provides 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. I might be the youngest billionaire in the world, but I still put my pants on one leg at a time!
See also: leg, on, one, pant, put, time

el cheapo

1. noun, slang Someone who is very reluctant to spend money. Can be used as a humorous title, in which case it is capitalized. OK, El Cheapo, I'll pay for it then, geez. He's such an el cheapo! Geez, I'll pay for it then.
2. adjective, slang Describing something that is inexpensive and, often, poorly made. Yes, I'm trying to wrap the gift, but I keep tearing this el cheapo wrapping paper.
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el primo

slang Outstanding or excellent. Considering his young age and small stature, Billy really did an el primo job building the dog house for his new puppy. Whoa, those are some el primo sneakers—I love them!
See also: el, primo
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

el cheapo

(ɛl ˈtʃipo)
1. n. the cheap one; the cheapest one. (Mock Spanish.) I don’t want one of those el cheapos.
2. mod. cheap. This is el cheapo. I don’t want it.
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(el) primo

((ɛl) ˈprimo)
mod. [of something] top quality. (From Spanish for the first.) I want some more of that el primo C.
See also: el, primo
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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Els, as calm as the weather on the first three days, birdied to move into the lead with a two-shot swing on the hole.
Later Sunday, Els was expected to unveil a new logo for the International team at a reception at Royal Melbourne.
Gallacher said Els had no vested interest in seeing him fail and added that neither had brought up the topic of records or hat-tricks.
But I've got people who are driving me, which is great." On his paying a tribute to Nelson Mandela after the win, Els said, " We've been doing some little bytes for the Olympics.
M'aplego amb els joves cavallers en llurs jocs; i hem guiat els nostres vassalls i lluitat be.
With 36 holes scheduled for today after most of Thursday's play was abandoned due to persistent rain, the chasing pack still have plenty of time to overhaul world number 12 Els.
Ernie Els ran off three straight birdies on the back nine on Wednesday and turned a three-shot deficit into a one-shot victory over David Toms in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
Els shot a 1-under 70 and is 6 under for the tournament.
Abdullah bin Mohammed al Sarmi, Higher Education Ministry's Undersecretary and from the ELS Centre side by Sheikh Said bin Saleem Khawar, Chairman of ELS Centre's Board.
Score 281 (-7) JOCK MacVICAR (Scottish Daily Express): 1 McIlroy, 2 McDowell, 3 Els.
Though Roberts was at the side of Els as the Big Easy scored back to back wins in the WGC-CA Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida last month, Els has taken his other caddie to Augusta.
The Els Club, located at the $4 billion, 50 million sq ft Dubai Sports City, has concluded its exclusive, members-only second annual Major Series.
Els projectes de reforma social lullians han estat estudiats per nombrosos autors, com ara Lloret (que lliga reforma de la cavalleria amb reforma juridica) o Soler.
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ERNIE ELS never liked his nickname The Big Easy because it suggested his golf was a god-given talent rather than the product of hard work.