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Im trying to fill the blank of this sentence:

Those were the heady days when stockbrokers commanded salaries beyond [...]of ordinary folk.

It seems like i have to fill it with a phrase of three words, but I cannot think of any. I've tried with 'expected' and 'the scope of expertise' but I need three words.

I don't really understand the meaning of 'ordinary folk'. If someone could explain how to use that phrase I think it would be very helpful

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    "beyond the ... of" might give you a head start. Ordinary folk are ordinary people, ie nobody special.
    – Peter
    Jun 27 at 10:07
  • "beyond the reach of..."
    – JavaLatte
    Jun 27 at 10:47

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Those were the heady days when stockbrokers commanded salaries beyond those of ordinary folk.

Ordinary folk = ordinary people (i.e. not stockbrokers).

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If you genuinely need a phrase of exactly three words the usual cliche is

Those were the heady days when stockbrokers commanded salaries beyond the wildest dreams of ordinary folk

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