Simon Legree
noun Date: 1853 a slave owner who has Tom flogged to death in Harriet B. Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

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  • Simon Legree — [lə grē′] n. 1. the villainous slave overseer in H. B. Stowe s Uncle Tom s Cabin 2. [occas.s l ] any cruel taskmaster …   English World dictionary

  • Simon Legree — {n.}, {informal} A strict person, especially a boss, who makes others work very hard. * /Don t talk on the job; the boss is a real Simon Legree./ * /Everybody avoids the foreman. He acts like a Simon Legree./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Simon Legree — {n.}, {informal} A strict person, especially a boss, who makes others work very hard. * /Don t talk on the job; the boss is a real Simon Legree./ * /Everybody avoids the foreman. He acts like a Simon Legree./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Simon\ Legree — noun informal A strict person, especially a boss, who makes others work very hard. Don t talk on the job; the boss is a real Simon Legree. Everybody avoids the foreman. He acts like a Simon Legree …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Simon Legree — [“saiman ls gri] n. a very hard taskmaster; a hard boss. (From the name of the slave driver in Uncle Tom’s Cabin.) □ She’s a regular Simon Legree. □ Ask Simon Legree if I will be able to stop work and go home for breakfast now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Simon Legree — /li gree / 1. the brutal slave dealer in Uncle Tom s Cabin. 2. any harsh, merciless master: Our math teacher is a Simon Legree. * * * …   Universalium

  • Simon Legree — Synonyms and related words: absolute monarch, absolute ruler, all powerful ruler, arrogator, autarch, autocrat, caesar, commissar, czar, despot, dictator, disciplinarian, driver, duce, hard master, martinet, oligarch, oppressor, pharaoh, slave… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Simon Legree — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. slave driver, martinet (see severity) …   English dictionary for students

  • Simon Legree — Si′mon Le•gree′ [[t]lɪˈgri[/t]] n. 1) lit. a brutal slave dealer in the novel Uncle Tom s Cabin, by H. B. Stowe 2) any harsh, merciless taskmaster …   From formal English to slang

  • Simon Legree — noun 1. a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees • Syn: ↑slave driver • Hypernyms: ↑employer 2. the cruel slave dealer in an anti slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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