one of the boys


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one of the boys

An accepted member of a particular social group, especially one made up primarily or entirely of men. Primarily heard in US. John's a nice guy and all, but he just never seemed like one of the boys. As a woman working in this industry, you have to both be one of the boys and still be seen distinctly as a lady.
See also: boy, of, one

one of the boys

COMMON If you describe someone as one of the boys, you mean that they are accepted as belonging to a group of men who behave in typically masculine ways. His overly enthusiastic efforts to seem just one of the boys were sometimes embarrassing. If she played at being one of the boys she was condemned for being unwomanly. If she didn't join in she was seen as aloof. Compare with one of the lads.
See also: boy, of, one

one of the boys

accepted by a group of men.
See also: boy, of, one
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The mother of one of the boys said it was lucky no-one was killed in Grant's lessons.
"The paramedics lifted one of the boy's arms and it just fell straight back on to the floor."
Jurors had already heard how one of the boys had told a witness they were trying to get Sean McHugh because "he stabbed one of our mates".
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I am playing one of the boys. Since it is a zombie comedy film, we get to meet a lot of zombies and to kill them too," she said.
Prosecutor Ian Mullarkey said Stephenson said to one of the boys "what are you looking at?" while the child was looking at the menu above the counter.
THE parents of one of the boys who was sadistically tortured by two young brothers said they were considering legal action after hearing about how various agencies failed to stop their son's tormentors earlier.
Both pleaded guilty to robbing one of the boys of a mobile phone and the other of cash.
ONE OF THE BOYS should be the one for Tim Vaughan at Hereford.
One of the boys climbed into the well to bring out the ball, but the gas inside the well proved to be fatal.
The jaunty One of the Boys is another case in point.
When questioned, one of the boys said that he and a friend had watched explicit sexual images on the internet at his friend's house, and admitted trying to copy some of what he had seen.
Smith and Wilhelm write that many boys are not "overtly literate in the ways visible and valued in schools." One of the boys, given the anonymous name "Bambino" for the study, kept a steady log of his activities outside of school.