plaster saint

noun

Definition of plaster saint

: a person without human failings

Examples of plaster saint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Politicians are people, after all, and not plaster saints. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2019 Politicians are people, after all, and not plaster saints. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2019 Politicians are people, after all, and not plaster saints. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2019 Politicians are people, after all, and not plaster saints. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2019 Politicians are people, after all, and not plaster saints. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2019 But Margaret Thatcher is far too consequential to be retired as a plaster saint or to stand in for the creative destruction of global capitalism or to serve as the touchstone by which the bien-pensants establish their bona fides. Benjamin Schwarz, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2019 Politicians are people, after all, and not plaster saints. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2019 Politicians are people, after all, and not plaster saints. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of plaster saint

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Plaster saint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plaster%20saint. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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