a damsel in distress

humorous
a woman who is in trouble and needs help

Most of the female characters are stereotypical damsels in distress.


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  • Damsel in distress — For the novel by P. G. Wodehouse, see A Damsel in Distress (novel). For the 1937 film, see A Damsel in Distress (film). Paolo Uccello s depiction of Saint George and the dragon, c. 1470, a classic image of a damsel in distress. The subject of the …   Wikipedia

  • damsel in distress — often humorous a young woman in trouble (with the implication that the woman needs to be rescued, as by a prince in a fairy tale) * * * damsel in distress see ↑damsel • • • Main Entry: ↑distress …   Useful english dictionary

  • damsel in distress — noun A young woman perceived as being in a dangerous situation …   Wiktionary

  • damsel in distress — woman in need of help …   English contemporary dictionary

  • A Damsel in Distress — Damsel in Distress may refer to: * Damsel in distress * A Damsel in Distress (novel) , 1919 novel by P.G. Wodehouse * A Damsel in Distress (film) , 1937 Hollywood musical film based on Wodehouse s novel * Damsels In Distress (plays) , 2001… …   Wikipedia

  • (a) damsel in distress — a damsel in distress humorous phrase a woman who is in trouble and needs help Most of the female characters are stereotypical damsels in distress. Thesaurus: women and girlssynonym Main entry: damsel * * * a ˌdamsel in diˈstress …   Useful english dictionary

  • A Damsel in Distress —    Voir Demoiselle en détresse …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • A Damsel in Distress (novel) — Infobox Book | name = A Damsel in Distress image caption = author = P. G. Wodehouse illustrator = country = United States language = English series = genre = publisher = George H. Doran release date = 1919 media type = Print pages = isbn =… …   Wikipedia

  • A Damsel in Distress (film) — Infobox Film name = A Damsel in Distress caption = A Damsel in Distress VHS cover director = George Stevens producer = Pandro S. Berman writer = starring = Fred Astaire George Burns Gracie Allen Joan Fontaine music = George Gershwin (songs)… …   Wikipedia

  • distress — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, considerable, deep, extreme, great, immense (BrE), severe, significant ▪ genuine, real …   Collocations dictionary

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