He puts his pants on one leg at a time
(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!
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He puts his pants on one leg at a time.
Prov. The person referred to is only human.; The person referred to is an ordinary person. Sue: That man is my favorite movie star. Don'tyou think he's just divine? Jane: Oh, I don't know. I imagine he puts his pants on one leg at a time.
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