Meaning of creeping Jesus in English:

creeping Jesus


informal British
  • A person who is obsequious or hypocritically pious.

    • ‘If only the sandals and pistachio-colored shirts could be put in a pile and burnt, and every vegetarian, teetotaler and creeping Jesus sent home to Welwyn Garden City to do his yoga exercises quietly.’
    • ‘What sort of person is it who sneers at him as ‘the creeping Jesus of the sandpit’?’
    sanctimonious person, pietist, whited sepulchre, plaster saint, humbug, pretender, deceiver, dissembler, impostor