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man

1. informal A term of address for another person, especially a friend or acquaintance. Usually but not solely used in reference to a male. Hey, man, good to see you!
2. interjection, informal Used to express an intense emotional reaction, whether good or bad. Man, the first Indiana Jones is such a great movie! I just heard about the layoffs at your company! Man, what a bummer.

the man

1. slang The established order or body of authority, especially the government. Primarily heard in US. I've been getting small tax refunds by mistake for years, but I've never said anything to them about it. It's my own little way of sticking it to the man. Of course you don't understand—you work for the man now. You're just a cog in the whole corrupt machine, dude.
2. slang The police as an entity. Primarily heard in US. In this town, you're more likely to get shot by the man than any criminal on the streets.
See also: man

the man/woman/thing of (one's) dreams

The ideal person or thing that one has been hoping or longing for. When discussing a person, it refers to an ideal romantic partner. I never expected to get married again, but meeting the man of my dreams completely changed my mind. I can't turn down this offer—it's the job of my dreams!
See also: dream, man, of, thing, woman
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

man

1. n. one’s friend; a buddy, not necessarily male. (Also a term of address.) Look, man, take it easy!
2. exclam. Wow! (Usually Man!) Man, what a bundle!
3. and the man n. a drug seller or pusher. (Drugs.) The man won’t give you credit, you numskull!
4. and the man n. a police officer; the police; the establishment. You better check with the man before you get seen with me.

the man

verb
See man
See also: man
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The wine from an overturned glass dripped softly down upon the blotches on the man's neck.
When the waiter came, the man struggled to the middle of the floor.
The waiter glanced in with the disgusted look of the man who serves intoxicants for the man who takes too much of them.
The man whose part is taken and who does not wait for society in anything, has a power which society cannot choose but feel.
If the auguries of the prophesying heart shall make themselves good in time, the man who shall be born, whose advent men and events prepare and foreshow, is one who shall enjoy his connection with a higher life, with the man within man; shall destroy distrust by his trust, shall use his native but forgotten methods, shall not take counsel of flesh and blood, but shall rely on the Law alive and beautiful which works over our heads and under our feet.
Savage as were his acts and utterance, the man was nearly ready to cry.
With a curse the man jerked his leg clear, Michael's teeth ribboning flesh and trousers.
To his utter disgust, the man, pursued by an armed countryside, found Harley Kennan, his latest victim, like the reporter, to be weaponless.
The child must be his little Jack; but who could the woman be--and the man? Was it possible that one of Rokoff's confederates had conspired with some woman--who had accompanied the Russian--to steal the baby from him?
During the conversation both the man and the girl appeared quite rational, even asking some questions as to the country from which their uninvited guests had come, and evidencing much surprise when informed that there was anything but waterless wastes beyond their own valley.
When Otobu asked the man, at Tarzan's suggestion, if he was familiar with the interior of the king's palace, he replied that he was; that he was a friend of Prince Metak, one of the king's sons, and that he often visited the palace and that Metak also came here to his father's palace frequently.
Certainly, this is one aspect of a certain kind of Atheism--the Atheism of the man who reveres beauty to such an extent that his own ugliness, which outrages him, must be concealed from every eye lest it should not be respected as Zarathustra respected it.
The man who does not laugh, like the man who does not make faces, is already a buffoon at heart.
There will be no favour for the man who keeps his oath or for the just or for the good; but rather men will praise the evil-doer and his violent dealing.
But the generation of the man who swears truly is better thenceforward.