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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.
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hog in armor

old-fashioned An awkward, clumsy, base, or mean person dressed in fine clothes or inhabiting a role of authority. It doesn't help our country's appearance on the global stage to have a hog in armor parading himself as our leader.
See also: armor, hog

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.
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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.
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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.
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Meanwhile, the armored guards who had radioed the father and son had gone into the battle zone and placed at least four of the injured officers and civilians into their truck.
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NEW DELHI, India -- Arotech Corporation (NasdaqNM:ARTX) announced today that its Armor Division has entered into a joint venture with two prominent Indian companies for the design and manufacture of armored vehicles in India.
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.