Tin-god meaning

The definition of a tin god is a bossy person who receives more respect than he or she should receive.

An example of a tin god is a student who pushes everyone else around because the others are afraid of him.

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An often pompous or dictatorial person who demands or receives more respect than is merited.
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(idiomatic) An individual that abuses or exceeds his authority over others, frequently in petty ways; for example a low-level manager in situational comedies and other entertainment.
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