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【patron saint】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句

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发音(Pronunciation)

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɪtɹən ˈseɪnt/

名词(Noun)

patron saint (plural patron saints)

  1. (Christianity) A saint conceived as the patron (protector or supporter) of a particular place, group, or activity.
    St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland; St. Isidore is the patron saint of software engineers; and St. Anthony is the patron saint of travelers and finding lost things.
  2. (figuratively) An exemplar: an individual who exemplifies some trait or group.
    Janet is the patron saint of procrastination. I'm thinking of erecting her a shrine of doughnut boxes in the breakroom.

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