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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

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

a knight in shining armour

If you describe a man as a knight in shining armour, you mean that he has rescued you from a difficult situation, often in a kind and brave way. Note: `Armour' is spelled `armor' in American English. I just felt dizzy and then I collapsed. The next thing I woke up in hospital. I am very, very grateful to Tom and I always will be — he really was my knight in shining armour. She found a surprising knight in shining armor in her company's attorney, who rode in to save her job, rescue her love life and give her a place to live. Note: In stories written or set in the Middle Ages, a knight in shining armour traditionally came to the rescue of a `damsel (= young woman) in distress'.
See also: armour, knight, shine

a knight in shining armour

an idealized or heroic person, especially a man who comes to the rescue of a woman in distress or in a difficult situation.
This expression, a variant of which is a knight on a white charger , is often used ironically of someone who presents himself in this guise but is in fact inadequate to the role. Compare with a white knight (at white).
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a knight in shining ˈarmour

(British English) (American English a knight in shining ˈarmor) (usually humorous) a man who arrives to help you when you are in trouble or danger: My car broke down at the roundabout. Luckily, a knight in shining armour stopped to help me.
See also: armour, 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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He said: "There I was outside Wetherspoons stranded like a fish out of the water when four fantastic guys came to my rescue like knights in shining armour.
FROM Knights in shining armour to fearless warrior princesses, Warwick Castle has witnessed many acts of chivalry, selflessness and courage over its rich and vibrant 1,100 year history.
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Along the way, the audience was able to enjoy such traditional elements as sword fights, knights in shining armour and damsels in distress.
KENILWORTH Castle will be the awesome backdrop for a project aimed at finding today's young knights in shining armour.
Knights in shining armour have been a bit thin on the ground since jousting's high bodycount made it unfashionable, and maidens started earning their own groats.
Nominations should be sent to Knights in Shining Armour, Alexander House, Station Brow, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 3NZ or e-mailed to knights@mtjpr.
Taking centre stage are the noble knights in shining armour, ready to do battle in a number of chivalrous competitions, under the watchful eye of the squires, stewards and damsels.
WEIRD and wonderful weaponry and knights in shining armour will be helping turn back the clock to medieval times at this year's St George's celebrations in Sedgley.
As part of Camelot's annual Knights In Shining Armour event, several children are honoured for showing outstanding bravery or care to others.
DOESN'T it sound so majestic As it rolls of your tongue It conjures up knights in shining armour,
KNIGHTS in shining armour at Warwick Castle are to give medieval lessons in love to a bunch of hopeless romantics.
Knights in shining armour have been a bit thin on the ground since jousting's high body count made it unfashionable, and maidens started earning their own groats.