tin god: (noun) (1) A pompous, self-important person. (2) A person who considers himself or herself infallible and tries to dictate standards of behavior or belief.
This term refers to the fact that tin as a base metal compared with other, more precious metals. In other words, petty or of little value. First documented use was before 1880.
Could one describe a certain beady-eyed, treacherous troll as a little tin god? A clue–yes!
Thank heavens we have Guy–who is the pure platinum sex god of Nottingham!!! He’s OUR baddie. 😉
Who are some other tin gods you might have noticed in RA’s productions?