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knight in shining armor

A selfless, chivalrous man who helps a woman in distress. When the police officer pulled over to help the old woman change her flat tire, she hugged him and said he was her knight in shining armor.
See also: armor, knight, shine

chink in (one's) armor

A minor but very detrimental flaw or weakness. Yeah, he's brilliant, but his violent temper has destroyed many business relationships—it's really the chink in his armor.
See also: armor, chink

chink in one's armor

Fig. a special weakness that provides a means for attacking or impressing someone otherwise invulnerable. (Alludes to an opening in a suit of armor that allows a weapon to penetrate.) Jane's insecurity is the chink in her armor. The boss seems mean, but the chink in his armor is that he is easily flattered.
See also: armor, chink

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

a chink in somebody's armour

  (British & Australian) also a chink in somebody's armor (American & Australian)
if someone or something which seems to be strong has a chink in their armour, they have a small fault which may cause them problems She's a brilliant businesswoman, but her lack of political awareness may be the chink in her armour.
See also: armour, chink

a knight in shining armour

  (British & Australian) also a knight in shining armor (American & Australian)
someone who helps you when you are in a difficult situation
Usage notes: In stories about medieval times (= the time between 500 and 1500 AD), knights were soldiers who rode on horses and helped women in difficult or dangerous situations.
She looked around the bar to see if there was a knight in shining armour who might come and save her from this awful man.
See also: armour, knight, shine

chink in one's armor

A vulnerable area, as in Putting things off to the last minute is the chink in Pat's armor and is bound to get her in trouble one day . This term relies on chink in the sense of "a crack or gap," a meaning dating from about 1400 and used figuratively since the mid-1600s.
See also: armor, chink

knight in shining armor

A rescuer or defender, as in What this political party needs is a knight in shining armor to change its tarnished image . This metaphoric expression alludes to a medieval knight. [Mid-1900s]
See also: armor, knight, shine

knight in shining armor

A wonderful guy. Fairy tales chronicled fair maidens in distress who were rescued at the last minute from dragons and ogres by a gallant knight in gleaming armor, where-upon they all lived happily ever after. Even if a young woman didn't view herself as a princess or consider herself in desperate straits, she still imagined herself being carried off by the man of her dreams, Prince Charming, a knight in shining armor.
See also: armor, knight, shine
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announced on Wednesday that once the armored truck runs out of service, he plans to present it to the LAPD's Historical Society for viewing - even though it never took any hits.
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Atlanta-based Wells Fargo Armored Service Corporation, a subsidiary of Borg-Warner Security Corporation (NYSE:BOR), is a leading provider of armored transportation, automated teller machine (ATM) servicing and cash management services nationwide.
CONTACT: Bert Chollet of Wells Fargo Armored, 404-847-3263/
Between Americana and Lambert Green, we can now offer a complete solution to the armored car and courier industry.
The armored car and courier operation must be in operation for at least 5 years.
We are proud that the IDF has decided to equip its soldiers with our armored vehicles.
The "David" is an ultra-light armored personnel carrier for combat missions designed for the urban low intensity conflict.
The ASV is a 4X4 wheeled armored vehicle that offers exceptional crew protection through the employment of multiple layers of armor that provides defense against medium caliber armor-piercing machine gun fire, large artillery projectile fragments, and land mines.
LAST(R) Armor, makes a unique armor applique system for light armored personnel carriers that installs without any cutting, welding or drilling onto the vehicle.
The new armored vehicle company, Concord, will be launched at DefExpo 2006 - the 4th Land and Naval Systems Exhibition - that will take place in New Delhi, India, from January 31 to February 3, 2006.
Battlefield 2: Armored Fury will add three new maps, all set in the rural heartland of America where the US forces defend their homeland from Chinese and MEC forces.
said, "It was imperative for us to complete the project as quickly as possible not because of any contractual or monetary considerations, but because the primary objective here at American Defense Systems is to protect those men and women who are protecting us, and getting our boys and girls behind armored equipment while they served in harm's way, was of the utmost importance.
MONTREAL -- Garda World Security Corporation (TSX:GW), Canada's leading provider of security and cash handling services, is pleased to announce today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire United Armored Services, its first transaction and business development effort in the United States.
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