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Meaning of tin god

tin' god'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a self-important, dictatorial person in a position of authority, as an employer, military officer, critic, or teacher.
  2. a person who considers himself or herself infallible and tries to impose judgments, beliefs, standards of behavior, etc., on subordinates.
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