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loan shark

Definition A person who lends out money, at a very high rate of interest and with the threat of violence if the loan is not repaid quickly
Example 1) I had to see a loan shark to cover my $100,000 gambling debt.
Etymology When you borrow money, it is called a 'loan'. A 'shark' is a big fish that is very dangerous. So a 'loan shark' is someone who lends money and is dangerous, because he will 'bite' ( or shark ) you if you don't repay the loan.
 
 

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