The British Idiom – Loan shark
Definition of Loan shark
A loan shark is a person who offers, usually illegally, loans of money at very high interest rates. Violence is often threatened or used in order to pursuade the debtor to repay the loan and interest.
Examples of Usage of Loan shark
Well, if the bank won’t lend me the money, I have not choice but to go to the loan shark. Loan sharks want to get you in debt so that they can keep extorting money from you. A bit like banks, really.
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