white knight

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  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

First recorded in 1890–95
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Related Words for white knight

savior, knight, paladin

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white knight

  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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