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damsel in distress

Definitions

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  • n. A young woman perceived as being in a dangerous situation.

Etymologies

From the classic theme in many dramatic forms. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Otherwise, he Would have been having refreshments in a gazebo with two widows instead of risking a heart attack to rescue a not-so-fair damsel in distress ...

    The Cat Who Came To Breakfast

  • As usual, the default setting when the set warmed up was an advertisement for the Fat Chance's various attractions, beginning with a closeup of Dee Dee Watkins impersonating a damsel in distress in a costume that managed to be revealing and vulnerable at the same time.

    Phule me twice

  • Jetting halfway across a sleeping continent to save a damsel in distress struck him as impulsive and not a little bit ridiculous.

    Firestorm

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