tin god

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tin god

n
1. a self-important dictatorial person
2. a person erroneously regarded as holy or venerable
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tin′ god′


n.
a self-important, dictatorial person in a position of authority, as an employer or military officer.
[1885–90]
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Also, and unlike the average run of weaker men coming from back countries and far places, he failed to reverence the particular tin gods worshipped variously by the civilized tribes of men.
Haeckel is his little tin god. The only way to insult him is to take a slap at Haeckel."
For many years, the roadblocks have become sacrificial altars where the blood of innocent citizens have been spilled to propitiate the angry and vengeful tin gods of larceny.
I am even more certain we are better out than these tin gods running our country.
"On shedding off baggage from the past, President Moi was off into a new project ndash breathing life into the moribund but only political party in the country, Kanu, which he converted into a personal utility vehicle for terror.He did so by creating tin gods in the name of district Kanu chairmen who he gave power of political life and death.
Plenty, though, saw it as restrictive, divisive and an additional instrument of leadership patronage - putting "paper crowns on the heads of little tin Gods".
Just because the EU says it shall be so, must we suckers believe the pompous words of the wholly unaccountable tin gods of Brussels and Strasbourg?
As for the increase in flytipping is concerned, it should be painfully obvious to any one with a modicum of common sense that this problem is made worse by a small number of tin gods who find it more important to harass a law-abiding citizen and old age pensioner than to do their jobs and keep the city clean.
* SIR - Just who do these "tin gods" at the Welsh FA think they are to try and deny Welsh footballers the opportunity to be involved at the Olympic Games ("FAW anger at Olympics chief's Team GB claims", June 22)?
"There is a lot of interest" in Argentina because of the animation talent as well as the "creativity and new ideas," says Antin, who is at work on "Los dioses de lata" (Tin Gods), a feature set during the American conquest.
Doctors were treated as little tin gods. There was a tendency to talk down to patients.
Does he believe that the Patagonian Welsh are monolin-guals, having failed to integrate into the area by refusing to learn the native language since their 'colonisation?' And in response to David Herbert's comments [also 18th July] I have no interest whatsoever in English club teams and their over-hyped, overpaid, tin gods - I would prefer to be oblivious to them.