Definition of damsel in distress in English:

damsel in distress

  • often • humorous A young woman in trouble (with the implication that the woman needs to be rescued, as by a prince in a fairy tale).
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    • Unlike many would-be damsels in distress, I never imagined myself being rescued by a knight in shining armor.
    • I felt as if he was my angel, and I was the damsel in distress.
    • Turrets, towers and battlements now look fit to accommodate any damsel in distress.
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