Joe Public

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Joe Public

Typical, ordinary, average people; the public at large. For any new piece of technology to succeed in the market these days, it has to be easy for Joe Public to pick up and use. She isn't well liked among other politicians, but Joe Public absolutely adores her.
See also: joe, public
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Joe Public


John Q Public

People say Joe Public to talk about ordinary people. I don't think Joe Public would be happy to pay me for much of what I do. John Q Public trusts you.
See also: joe, public
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ˌJoe ˈPublic

(British English) (American English ˌJohn ˌQ. ˈPublic) (informal) people in general; the public: Once again, it seems that Joe Public is paying the price for inefficient management.
See also: joe, public
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"'Joe Public's Political Perspective' is a book of simple observations, not presented from a political analyst's or pundit's point of view.
Gregory Fitzpatrick Richardson played the hero for Joe Public, securing a hat trick to seal the nightmare result for New England, which dropped the first game of the series, 2-1.
I would like to see the day when Joe Public says something like: "Don't use an accountant, you need a CIMA person." CIMA people need to be recognised as offering a better service, whether as an employee, or as a member in public practice.
So before people start thinking he is wonderful, try having a talk with Joe Public in the real America who will tell you what a liability this man has been.
Good old 'Joe Public' has been stuffed again by the Labour Party!
Oh well, Joe Public will cough up again next year with yet another maximum council tax rise unless, of course, people make a stand and vote for an alternative council.
Unfortunately, in reality, it would appear the only turkeys are Joe Public!
The gardeners out in all weathers to make the city a winner, the test drivers who drive new car models thousands of miles every day to make sure the cars are safe for Joe Public to drive in safety?
Does he think Joe Public is going to fly on holiday with just a 10kg carry-on bag?
I AM fed up to the back teeth of Labour Party apparatchiks posing as Joe Public and using the letters page of the Birmingham Mail for the purposes of spouting their deficit-denying, history re-writing anti-Tory claptrap.
While Joe Public - for whom the new whip rules were introduced to appease - obsesses about Strictly Come Dancing, the price of diesel and Beyonce's bump, lifelong horserace punters are being alienated.
His fellow sports stars of football, tennis, golf, darts, rugby and snooker etc should beware that Joe Public is increasingly restless with their attitude to the supporting public.
It annoys me that Joe Public gets blamed for not doing this or that when the fault lies with the manufacturing industry and the conditioning we have received over many years.