English version

damsel in distress

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdamsel in distressdamsel in distress old useHELPa young woman who needs help or protection – used humorously damsel
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damsel in distressDeep inside she seemed to have been waiting like some long-ago damsel in distress, waiting for her knight to rescue her.You know the sort of thing: the damsel in distress chained to the railway line as the express thunders towards her.The real Mario has no such problems with damsels in distress.
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