What does knight in shining armor mean?
someone who saves you from something
Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:
Garden State (2004)
Time of Scene:
Andrew Largeman: I think we’ve corrupted this innocent girl enough for one day!
Sam: I’m not innocent.
Andrew Largeman: Yes, you are! That’s what I like about you, okay? And I don’t want this guy taking you to some sketchy quarry in the middle of Newark to find crack whores huffing turpentine or pit bulls raping each other or whatever else is down here!
Mark: Man. that’s the most worked up I’ve ever seen you.
Sam: He’s protecting me.
Andrew Largeman: So?
Sam: He likes me!
Andrew Largeman: Don’t be cute.
Sam: He’s my knight in shining armor.
Andrew Largeman: Don’t talk about knights around Mark, it’s a sore subject.
Mark: I’m gonna kill that motherfucker!
Andrew Largeman: Pun intended?
On Golden Pond (1981)
Time of Scene:
Norman: You want to know why I came back so fast? I got to the end of our lane. I couldn’t remember where the old town road was. I went a little ways in the woods. There was nothing familar. Not one damn tree. Scared me half to death. That’s why I came running back here to you. So I could see your pretty face and I could feel safe and that I was still me.
Ethel: You’re safe, you old poop and you’re definitely still you picking on poor old Charlie. After lunch, after we’ve gobbled up all those silly strawberries we’ll take ourselves to the old town road. We’ve been there a thousand times. A thousand. And you’ll remember it all. Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re gonna get back up on that horse and I’m gonna be right behind you holding on tight and away we’re gonna go, go, go.
Norman: I don’t like horses. You are a pretty old dame aren’t you? What are you doing with a dotty old son of a bitch like me?
Ethel: Well, I haven’t the vaguest idea.
The Equalizer (2014)
Time of Scene: n/a
Teri: What’s your new one about?
Robert McCall: Oh, it’s about a guy who thinks he’s a knight in shining armor. The only thing is, he lives in a world where knights don’t exist anymore.
Teri: Sound like my world.
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