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benevolent overlord

A person, group, or government described as generous to those over which it has power and control. Used ironically or sarcastically. Our boss, the benevolent overlord, has given us Christmas Day off from work, even though we still need to come in for the rest of the week! Today, we learned that our right to vote was revoked unless we showed public support for our benevolent overlords.
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Operation Overlord was mainly about speed and operational tempo and - in contrast to the other larger allied partners - this is not what the Canadians displayed.
It all boils down to trust and breaking rules, including those of Evil Overlords.
The performance will feature the introduction of Overlord Glass, a cutting-edge patent-flouting piece of tech headgear that enables band members to check their email mid-song.
1944: Operation Overlord 1954: The Eurovision television link-up was inaugurated.
Chaos creeps into the worlds of the sky gods and the underworld as gods enter the domain of humans, taking the side of Satres, the Kamin Sacred Overlord, and his Cahmais partners.
In 2007 Pratchett was nominated for a BAFTA award for her work on Heavenly Sword and a year later she won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for Best Videogame Script for the game Overlord.
As with the original, Overlord II gives you the chance to command hordes of small Gremlin-like creatures as you chase fantasy world domination.
THE Normandy Landings were the first operations of the Allied Powers' invasion of Normandy, also known as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord, during World War II.
1943: The Allies agree to stage Operation Overlord (D-Day).
Ambitious evildoer Cypher is trying to launch the Overlord Protocol, a computer AI (artificial intelligence) that can help him conquer the world.
Shade provides food and shelter in exchange for information that the children gather on dangerous missions into Overlord territory.
When their mother, a telekinetic Seijin, is abducted by Sphere overlord Oslo, young Lena, another Seijin, and teen Mahad, a cocky fighter pilot with a turbo-charged boomerang, join the rebels, hoping to free her.
The "Divine Augustus" was indeed the highest lord in a culture where one's overlord was the key to one's ultimate fortune in life.
Speaking of high oinktane, Pig (and Tumyeto) overlord Tod Swank picked up the Watson Laminates facility, insuring some quality American-made planks for many generations to come.
On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious assault in history.