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People and things that are admired and respected



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

role model


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



someone who very many people know about and admire



someone that you admire very much



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

guiding light


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

golden girl


a successful woman that a lot of people like and admire



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

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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profit margin

the difference between how much money you get when you sell something and how much it costs you...

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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