Average Joe | English Idioms

The term average Joe (or ordinary Joe) is used to refer to any regular guy who doesn’t have any particular characteristics that set them apart from the rest. Remember that being an average Joe is nothing to be ashamed of. This expression is mainly used in American English. To refer to an average woman we usually use the expression plain Jane.

  • It is true that Peter is an average Joe, but I still like him. He is so warm and caring.
  • Melissa and Peter had been dating each other for several years. Then one fine morning she decided to end their relationship because she didn’t want to marry an average Joe.
  • The user manual contains several complicated terminology. I don’t think that an average Joe would be able to understand them.
  • The best thing about point and shoot cameras is that even an average Joe can use them.

Manjusha Nambiar

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