usage of pygmalion

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can i say 'he's an unlikely pygmalion' to mean someone that transforms anothr person , like in my fair lady?
 

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fkg said:
can i say 'he's an unlikely pygmalion' to mean someone that transforms anothr person , like in my fair lady?

Pygmalian should have a capital. It's the name of a Greek god from Cyprus who carved a statue of a woman (i.e., he transformed stone into a figure of a woman) and then fell in love with the statue. That's kind of what happens in My Fair Lady, right? The professor transforms a poor woman into a socialite and then he falls in love with her.

All the best, :D
 
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