Was one of the lads - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be one of the lads
To be an accepted member of a particular social group, especially one made up primarily or entirely of men. Primarily heard in UK. John's a nice guy and all, but he's just not one of the lads. As a woman working in this industry, you have to both be one of the lads while still being seen distinctly as a lady.
be one of the ˈlads/ˈboys/ˈgirls (informal) be a member of a group of friends of the same sex and a similar age, who meet regularly to enjoy themselves: His wife doesn’t understand that he likes being one of the lads from time to time. ♢ She’s never really been one of the girls. She much prefers the company of men.