plaster saint

noun

Definition of plaster saint 

: a person without human failings

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His father, who was also a sculptor, made his living by crafting plaster saints and other religious icons. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "He ran out of money in New Orleans. So he stayed. And became great.," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of plaster saint

1890, in the meaning defined above

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