Definition of plaster saint in English:

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plaster saint



A person who makes a show of being without moral faults or human weakness, especially in a hypocritical way: she is no plaster saint—she acknowledges her faults and is quick to ask forgiveness
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  • We were all trying to be as solicitous of her family as we possibly could, without making her a plaster saint, which is not very realistic.
  • This is absurd, of course, but it is also unfair to Washington, who is less of a plaster saint and therefore more interesting than his biographer makes him out to be.
  • He's no plaster saint (like the rest of us).
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