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guardian angel

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noun
  1. an angel believed to protect a particular person, as from danger or error.
  2. a person who looks after or is concerned with the welfare of another.

Origin of guardian angel

First recorded in 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for guardian angels

Guardian Angels

pl n
  1. vigilante volunteers who patrol the underground railway in New York, London, and elsewhere, wearing red berets, to deter violent crime
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