pound-of-fleshpound of flesh | meaning of pound of flesh in Collins Dictionariespound of flesh meaning, definition, what is pound of flesh: something that is one's legal right but is an unreasonable demand (esp in the phrase to have one's pound of flesh): Learn more.something that is one's legal right but is an unreasonable demand (esp in the phrase to have one's pound of flesh)What does pound of flesh mean and how do you use pound of flesh in a sentence?[URL]/pound-of-flesh
from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (1596), Act IV, scene i
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phrase [usu poss PHR]If you say that someone demands their pound of flesh, you mean that they insist on getting something they are entitled to, even though it may cause distress to the person it is demanded from. [disapproval] ⇒ Banks are quick to demand their pound of flesh when overdrafts run a little over the limit. → pound
Example sentences containing 'pound of flesh'
Seems determined to get his pound of flesh - or pound of something, anyway.Amanda Hemingway THE GREENSTONE GRAIL: THE SANGREAL TRILOGY ONELadyRicestillwants her pound of flesh , but is grateful to Angel for trying.Weldon, Fay SPLITTING`Believe me, Sir, the city will get their pound of flesh from me.Grace, C.L A SHRINE OF MURDERS