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knight in shining armor (or knight on a white charger)

Definition of knight in shining armor or knight on a white charger in English:

An idealized or chivalrous man who comes to the rescue of a woman in a difficult situation.
Example sentences
  • Unlike many would-be damsels in distress, I never imagined myself being rescued by a knight in shining armor.
  • Theirs is a fairy-tale romance, with her knowing from the beginning that they are fated to be together, and him coming to her rescue like a knight in shining armor.
  • If he had known, why hadn't he ridden in like some knight in shining armor and rescued her?
Synonyms
Sir Galahad, knight on a white charger/horse/steed, rescuer, savior, champion, hero, liberator, defender, protector, guardian, guardian angel
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