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Definition of David and Goliath adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


David and Goliath

NAmE//ˌdeɪvəd ən ɡəˈlaɪəθ//
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used to describe a situation in which a small or weak person or organization tries to defeat another much larger or stronger opponent The game looks like it will be a David and Goliath contest. From the Bible story in which Goliath, a giant, is killed by the boy David with a stone.
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