more Catholic than the Pope

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more Catholic than the Pope (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Adhering more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine.
  2. (idiomatic) hypocritical

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  • Usually used in a negative sense to mean, to be excessively pious.

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