(a) tin god

(a) tin god
a (little) tin god literary someone who behaves as if they are more important or powerful than they really are.

Have you seen him over there, acting like a little tin god?


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  • tin god — noun count 1. ) someone who behaves as if they are much more important or powerful than they really are 2. ) someone or something that is wrongly considered important or good …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tin god — tin′ god′ n. a self important, dictatorial person in a position of authority, as an employer or military officer • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • tin god — ☆ tin god n. an often pompous or dictatorial person who demands or receives more respect than is merited …   English World dictionary

  • tin god — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tin god : singular tin god plural tin gods 1) someone who behaves as if they are much more important or powerful than they really are 2) someone or something that is wrongly considered to be important or good …   English dictionary

  • tin god — /tɪn ˈgɒd/ (say tin god) noun 1. a pompous, self satisfied, dictatorial person, especially one of minor importance who exercises some authority over others. 2. an unworthy person who is mistakenly made the object of veneration or worship: *My… …  

  • tin god — 1. a self important, dictatorial person in a position of authority, as an employer, military officer, critic, or teacher. 2. a person who considers himself or herself infallible and tries to impose judgments, beliefs, standards of behavior, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Little Tin God — Is an industrial dance band formed by Hannes Koen in Durban, South Africa in 1994. Their unique style is not often heard around the world …   Wikipedia

  • Little Tin God (disambiguation) — Little Tin God, the African dance bandLittle Tin God can also refer to: * Little Tin God , a song title from The End of the Innocence album by Don Henley *Little Tin God, an episode of the television show Highlander …   Wikipedia

  • (a) little tin god — a (little) tin god literary someone who behaves as if they are more important or powerful than they really are. Have you seen him over there, acting like a little tin god? …   New idioms dictionary

  • tin god — 1. a self important, dictatorial person in a position of authority, as an employer, military officer, critic, or teacher. 2. a person who considers himself or herself infallible and tries to impose judgments, beliefs, standards of behavior, etc …   Universalium

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