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city/local/country boy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcity/local/country boycity/local/country boyinformal a man of any age who is typical of people from a particular place, or who feels a strong connection with the place he grew up in The classic story of a local boy who’s made good (=who has succeeded). I’m just a country boy. boy
Examples from the Corpus
city/local/country boyJoseph must have been a country boy.For a local boy to come home, this is truly as good as it gets.Gary Boyce is a local boy who made it big.Julie was a rich kid who loved to associate with the tougher, more daring local boys.Once a happy, handsome country boy, Inman has become hardened, cynical, burned out.They went wild with jubilation as they paid homage to the local boy who made President.It was then that she noticed a tall blond man busy coaching some young local boys in football.
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