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Simon Legree

[li-gree] /lɪˈgri/
noun
1.
the brutal slave dealer in Uncle Tom's Cabin.
2.
any harsh, merciless master:
Our math teacher is a Simon Legree.

Legree

[li-gree] /lɪˈgri/
noun
1.
Simon, Simon Legree.
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Simon Legree

noun phrase

A cruel, unsympathetic person, esp a tyrannical superior; a slave driver

[1849+; fr the character in Uncle Tom's Cabin, somewhat unfairly]


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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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