(the) woman on the Clapham omnibus
- (the) woman on the Clapham omnibus
- the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus
an imaginary person whose opinions and behaviour are thought to be typical of ordinary British people.
The man on the Clapham omnibus probably knows nothing about Rwanda.
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(the) man on the Clapham omnibus — the man/woman on the Clapham omnibus British an imaginary person whose opinions and behaviour are thought to be typical of ordinary British people. The man on the Clapham omnibus probably knows nothing about Rwanda. (usually singular) … New idioms dictionary
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