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giant killer

noun
1.
a person, sports team, etc, that defeats an apparently superior opponent
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  • "Jack the giant killer had lots of inevitables to meet," pursued Rivers.

    A Young Mutineer Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • It was far more likely won in the pages of Jack the giant killer!

    Feminism and Sex-Extinction

    Arabella Kenealy
  • This Jack the giant killer has been permitted to go to outrageous lengths.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • I've always regarded Jack the giant killer as a brave and honorable youth.

    Everychild

    Louis Dodge
  • Then upon the shoulder of Jack the giant killer his hand descended.

    Everychild

    Louis Dodge
  • I think even Jack the giant killer blew one at the castle gate of one of his huge adversaries.

    Over the Ocean Curtis Guild
  • What is the effect of Jack the giant killer and stories of that kind on the minds of young people?

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10

    Charles Herbert Sylvester

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