Joe Public

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A hypothetical average or generic member of the public; the common man (or person, by extension).
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Quoting Joe Public proved a dangerous game in the 2008 US presidential elections after he was personified in Joe 'the' Plumber, an actual plumber without previous media exposure.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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