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angel

1. Someone who is sweet and perfect, incapable of doing wrong. I'm nine months pregnant now, and I feel like I'm more excited by the moment to meet our little angel. No one will believe it was you who stole the school mascot. Everyone thinks you're an angel! I was a very rebellious teenager, so I'm quite relieved that my son is an angel in comparison!
2. Someone is very helpful or considerate, especially in a time of need. Oh, you absolute angel! How can I ever repay you for rescuing my stolen purse from that mugger? You brought me coffee? Ah, you're an angel. My assistant is truly an angel—I don't know what I would do without her! She is the only reason I'm ever on time for anything.
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angel

1. n. a secret financier. I was hoping for an angel to see this project through, but all the fat-cats seem to have disappeared.
2. n. a sweetheart. (Also a term of address.) Okay, angel, let’s get in the car.
3. n. a sniper hiding in a high place, such as on the roof of a building. The guards looked upward, watching for angels.
4. n. 1,000 feet of altitude, in flight. At about eighteen angels, we began to level out.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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