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culture hero

A person, either real or mythical, who embodies or is seen as the foundation of the cultural values or achievements of a society, group of people, or period of time. Karl Marx became both a villain to those opposed to Communist ideology and a culture hero for those who embraced the ideals of Socialism. Mythical figures such as Cúchulainn and historical figures like Brian Boru have long been held as culture heroes in Ireland.
See also: culture, hero

go from zero to hero

To change an outcome, one's situation, or oneself from being particularly unsuccessful, negative, unfortunate, or unpopular to being especially successful, positive, fortunate, or popular. After his parents won the lottery, John went from zero to hero in his high school overnight. With computer programming becoming an increasingly in-demand skill, many who might have been picked on in high school are now going from zeros to heroes.
See also: hero, zero

hero (sandwich)

A sandwich served on a long roll of bread, typically six inches to several feet in length, filled with a variety of ingredients including meat, cheese, and vegetables. Primarily heard in US. This restaurant across the road from our office makes the best hero sandwich in the city. I've gotten to where I go there two or three times a week for lunch. I'm ordering a few four-foot heroes for the party this weekend, so if you have any food allergies, let me know before tomorrow.
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unsung hero

Fig. a hero who has gotten no praise or recognition. The time has come to recognize all the unsung heroes of the battle for low-cost housing.
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hero (of the underworld)

n. heroin. Don says he knows the hero of the underworld well.
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1. and sub and hoagy and torpedo and grinder and poor boy and hero n. a long sandwich containing many different foods. (Sometimes many feet long. It is cut into smaller segments for serving a group. Usually contains sliced meats and cheese, as well as tomatoes and onions. Terms vary depending on where you are in the country.) He ordered a submarine, but he couldn’t finish it.
2. n. a large marijuana cigarette. Look at the size of that sub!
3. n. [menstrual] tampon. My God! I’m out of submarines!


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Although we often think of heroes as somehow larger than life, a hero can be someone in your everyday life," Rhodes tells JS.
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Beowulf's magic sword, Roland's Durendal with relics of the saints on its hilt, Charlemagne's Joieuse from which the Franks took their battle cry "Monjoie," and most famously Arthur's Excalibur are part and parcel of every myth of every hero of the past.
But must we call someone a hero who participated in the invasion of a far-off country and dropped bombs on men, women, and children?
Cervantes was the first writer to recognize the importance of commercializing fame and the new breed of hero in commercial society.
Noting that many of the major rebellions of the nineteenth century relied on biblical traditions to frame their appeals for followers, Roberts also links us religious conception of the epic hero with hero with African Americans' willingness to embrace Harriet Tubman as Moses.
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This is something more permanent than being chosen Most Valuable Player or recording a hit single; the mythic hero must have a mission and needs opponents worthy of his or her stature and strength.
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