as (something) as the next man/woman/person(redirected from as the next man)
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 the next person
You use as the next person, to mean that you are no different from anyone else in the way you have mentioned. I value liberty and privacy as much as the next person, but I don't accept the argument that a police camera puts those principles at risk. I can be as nosy as the next person. I like an easy time, same as the next person. Note: You can use man or woman instead of person. I'm as ambitious as the next man. I'd like to manage at the very highest level. Note: These expressions are often used when you are saying something that might make people think that you have the opposite opinion, experience or characteristic.
as — as the next manas — as the average person.
1998 Tom Clancy Rainbow Six I like red meat as much as the next man.