average Jane


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average Jane

An average, unexceptional, or ordinary girl or woman. Derived from the more common phrase "average Joe," which generally refers to a boy or man. What sets me apart from your average Jane, though, is my tenacity and ferocity in business. I'm as much a fan of the show as the average Jane, but I don't watch it religiously.
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So it's no surprise that many of this year's wedding articles explain the rules and legislation and even cultural confines that regulate our lives and our right to marry who we love, whether you're in the military, just coming out, in love with an immigrant or just an average Jane planning nuptials outside the confines of the courthouse.
But if you are a normal healthy, average Jane or Joe who's been trying to shed that extra 10 or 15 pounds, the study is welcome news, especially at this time of year.
In the gray zone is Heffron's 22-year-old protagonist Mitzi, an Average Jane who works at a sandwich shop, belongs to a book group and studies Esperanto for fun.
The average Jane (and it's almost always a Jane, not a Joe) is expected to become a holiday manager extraordinaire, and to keep smiling while she does it all.
I am concerned that the average Jane and the average Joe .
But it has not changed the political life of the average Jane and Joe, who still pay little attention to politics and government," concludes the Foundation for Public Affairs.
Granted that it's not easy for the average Jane or Joe, waiting on a frigid morning for a bus or commuter train to arrive, to exclaim, "Golly, gee, I can hardly wait to get to my dignified job
Machine' and `Mall Madness,' we are going to show game show fans exactly what they love to see -- an average Jane or Joe, thrust into the spotlight, sweating over their decisions -- we are exploiting that type of intensity and pressure.
Even though trainer and Bravo personality Jackie Warner could definitely out-bench the average Jane, outraged viewers of her show, Work Out, are muscling to have it cancelled.
That apart, anyone who simply fancies a good period drama will enjoy a film with more satirical sting than your average Jane Austen.