as the next guy

as the next guy

As anyone else. A vague method of comparison. Sure, I'd love to go to the museum with you—I love art as much as the next guy! I like cheeseburgers as much as the next guy, I just don't want to eat one every day.
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Not like I wasn't as guilty as the next guy of other horrible stuff.