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People and things that are admired and respected

hero

noun

someone who you admire for their intelligence, abilities, or personal qualities

role model

noun

someone whose behaviour is considered to be a good example for other people to copy

legend

noun

someone who very many people know about and admire

idol

noun

someone that you admire very much

heroine

noun

a woman who is admired for doing something very brave or good

guiding light

noun

someone who you admire very much and who has had an important influence on you

golden girl

noun

a successful woman that a lot of people like and admire

wonder

noun

someone whom you admire because they can do something difficult

the grand old man of something

a man who is old and very respected because of his achievements in his profession

the great and the good

people who are important and respected

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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