- a hero who comes to the rescue.
- a beleaguered champion who fights heroically for a cause, as in politics.
- Informal. a company that comes to the rescue of another, as to prevent a takeover.
Origin of white knight
First recorded in 1890–95
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Still, the white-knight syndrome is deeply embedded in the Republican psyche.Why Republicans Need to Get Over the Idea of Jeb Bush in 2012
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- 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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