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Benevolent Overlord

What Does "Benevolent Overlord" Mean?

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"Benevolent overlord" is an English idiom. It means "a humorous or ironic reference to a boss or leader."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "benevolent overlord" used in a sentence:
  • All hail our benevolent overlord, the office manager!
  • Our cat acts like she's the benevolent overlord of the household.
  • I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
meaning for benevolent overlord

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Benevolent Overlord" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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