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father figure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfather figureˈfather ˌfigure noun [countable]  an older man who you trust and respectfather figure to/for Ken was a father figure to all of us.
Examples from the Corpus
father figureIt may be asked how the great bearded father figure comes into the matter.He spoke seldom, but he was never impatient with her, always kind, a companionable father figure.
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