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a damsel in distress

humorous a ​young woman who is in ​trouble and ​needs a man's ​help
(Definition of a damsel in distress from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a damsel in distress”
in Chinese (Simplified) 等待英雄搭救的少女, 落难女子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等待英雄救美的少女, 落難女子…
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