Definition of tin god in English:

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noun

  • 1A person, especially a minor official, who is pompous and self-important: all government officials become little tin gods
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    • The opposition Liberals accused him of acting like a ‘tin god,’ and the New Democrats called for the abolishment of censorship entirely.
    • Is it that the power felt by such a person when standing before people who treat him as a tin god results in a loss of sanity?
    • The time is also long overdue to re-examine lifetime appointments of judges, which allows them to act like little tin gods, at the expense of our freedom and the country's elected government.
  • 1.1An object of unjustified veneration or respect.
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    • These are always good questions, but they may be especially powerful when the tin god of Net Worth is looking particularly hollow.
    • The final nail in its coffin was the company's absurd decision to kowtow to the tin god of its licensing agreements.

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