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English definition of “grind the faces of the poor”

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grind the faces of the poor

UK literary
Someone who grinds the faces of the poor, treats poor people very badly, often to get money from them.
Translations of “grind the faces of the poor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺壓平民,搜刮民財…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺压平民、搜刮民财的人…
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