plaster saint


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,, "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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The first known use of plaster saint was in 1890

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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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