giant killer

Related to giant killer: Jack the Giant Killer

giant killer

n
a person, sports team, etc, that defeats an apparently superior opponent
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References in classic literature ?
'That'h Jack the Giant Killer - piethe of comic infant bithnith,' said Sleary.
Among these are the fables of "Teddy the Giant Killer," "The Sleeping John Sharp Williams," "Little Red Riding Hood and the Sugar Trust," "Beauty and the Brisbane," "The Seven Aldermen of Ephesus," "Rip Van Fairbanks," and so forth.
He knows no more of Jack the Giant Killer or of Sinbad the Sailor than he knows of the people in the stars.
Fitzgerald believed, or rationalized, that liquor heightens the emotions, enabling him to make his fiction "felt" rather than "reasoned out." To Hemingway, alcohol was the Giant Killer, able to annihilate any fears that might paralyze creativity.
Fifteen minutes before completion, another tanker (a KC-135) checked in with Giant Killer (VACAPES).
A New England island's tourist season is turned into a nightmare when a giant killer shark starts eating the locals.
Yeading's proud past as an FA Cup giant killer has remained hidden during a week in which the club's impending encounter with Newcastle United has attracted unprecedented interest in affairs at The Warren.
Jack The Giant Killer tells of one man's craving for glory, the true tale of Snow White reveals the shocking fact that the Wicked Queen was the child's natural mother, not stepmother, and Ali Baba becomes an all-out bloodbath.
WIMBLEDON giant killer Jelena Dokic battled through to the last 16, beating Luxembourg's Anne Kremer 6-7 6-3 6-4 in a dour baseline battle.
FA CUP giant killer Fulham heightened Northampton's fears of being dragged into a battle against relegation.
the presence of HIV may set off a chemical cascade that can cause microglia to merge into giant killer cells that contain many nuclei and can churn out large amounts of the toxic substances, she notes.
Davis also wrote several works of fiction, notably Giant Killer (1928), a novel telling the story of King David from a rationalist viewpoint.