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white knight

noun
1.
a hero who comes to the rescue.
2.
a beleaguered champion who fights heroically for a cause, as in politics.
3.
Informal. a company that comes to the rescue of another, as to prevent a takeover.
Origin of white knight
1890-1895
1890-95
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white knight

noun
1.
a champion or rescuer, esp a person or organization that rescues a company from financial difficulties, an unwelcome takeover bid, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for white knight

white hat

modifier

: I told them they were the white-hatguys

noun phrase

A law-abiding, morally upright, and heroic person, as distinct from the villainous black hat

[1970s+; fr the conventional dress of heroes in cowboy movies]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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