as as the next man
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as (something) as the next man/woman/person
As much of the adjective stated between "as" and "as" as anyone else or the average person. Of course I can solve this math problem—I'm just as smart as the next man. Look, I'm as adventurous as the next person, but there's no way I would ever cross that rickety rope bridge.
as — as the next manas — as the average person.
1998 Tom Clancy Rainbow Six I like red meat as much as the next man.