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creeping Jesus

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Definition of creeping Jesus in English:

noun

British informal
A person who is obsequious or hypocritically pious.
Example sentences
  • If only the sandals and pistachio-colored shirts could be put in a pile and burnt, and every vegetarian, teetotaler and creeping Jesus sent home to Welwyn Garden City to do his yoga exercises quietly.
  • What sort of person is it who sneers at him as ‘the creeping Jesus of the sandpit’?

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