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Definition of Simon Legree noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Simon Legree

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(in the US) a name applied to somebody who forces others to work very hard and is often cruel to them. It comes from the character in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin who beats Uncle Tom so badly that he dies Charlie said his history teacher was a real Simon Legree.

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