Ham-and-egger



noun

an ordinary or regular person; also, a rather incompetent person
Examples

He is a real ham-and-egger, rubbing elbows with the construction workers and plumbers and cops at the local watering hole.
Word Origin

from the old days when miners held boxing matches; the winner got money, the loser got a ham and egg meal
Usage Note

slightly derogatory

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