a knight in shining armor

a knight in shining armor

someone who helps you when you are in a difficult situation She was looking for a knight in shining armor who might save her from her boring life.
Usage notes: usually said by a woman about a man
Etymology: in medieval times (500 to 1500 C.E.), knights were soldiers on horses who were also supposed to help and protect women
See also: armor, knight, shine
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There's always a touch of romance in all the medieval stories, like a knight in shining armor coming to save Guinevere,'' Huntington said.
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As women in general we don't need men to be a knight in shining armor.
And even if Lively didn't quite think of Pendleton as a knight in shining armor before, Sunday changed that.
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Al Hampton, who announced to friends 13 years that he has Alzheimer's disease, is still a knight in shining armor to his wife, Margaret.