Johnny-come-lately

noun
Someone new in a place or group; newcomer; also: a new person who takes an active part in group affairs before the group has accepted him; upstart.

Everybody was amazed when a Johnny-come-lately beat the old favorite in the race.

When it looked as though Mr. Brown had a good chance of winning, many Johnny-come-latelies began to support him.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • Johnny-come-lately — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Johnny come lately : singular Johnny come lately plural Johnny come latelies or Johnnies come lately informal showing disapproval someone who has recently joined a group or activity and does not know much about …   English dictionary

  • Johnny-come-lately — {n.} Someone new in a place or group; newcomer; also: a new person who takes an active part in group affairs before tlie group has accepted him; upstart. * /Everybody was amazed when a Johnny come lately beat the old favorite in the race./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Johnny-come-lately — {n.} Someone new in a place or group; newcomer; also: a new person who takes an active part in group affairs before tlie group has accepted him; upstart. * /Everybody was amazed when a Johnny come lately beat the old favorite in the race./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Johnny-come-lately — noun /ˌdʒɒni.kʌmˈleɪtli,ˌdʒɑːni.kʌmˈleɪtli/ A newcomer; a novice; an upstart. She might take offense if some Johnny come lately thinks he can do a better job. Syn: greenhorn, newcomer, novice, upstart …   Wiktionary

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