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supofthefay

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Hi there,
Was hoping to get some help understanding this particular phrase. Context is: Someone is impressed the person they've met exceeds their expectation (is taller than expected)

He goes: "だれひとりとして標準がいない"

What would the translation of that be in this case?
 

Toritoribe

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標準 means "standard (body height)" there.
 

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Notice that the verb is いない, i.e., the subject is animate. Thus, 標準 refers to 標準的な(身長の)人.

There is no standard/average/regular height guy. / None of them is a standard/average/regular height guy.
 
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