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Idiom of the week- a White knight

Posted by englishlessons on May 20, 2013

Definition:

a person or firm that gives money to a company in order to prevent it from being bought by another company, especially one that saves a firm from being taken over by an unacceptable purchaser

Examples:

At the last minute, a hostile takeover was averted. A white knight came to the rescue.

We are hopeful that we can avoid being purchased by our competitor. We need a white knight.

Picture it:

In fairy tales, the white knight is the good knight who rescues people from danger.

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