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grind the faces of the poor

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