- Pound of flesh (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)
"Once your father gets his pound of flesh at the dean's office, we're taking you home."
Parker's mom, Mrs. Lee, is misusing this saying just a little. Coined by Shakespeare in the Merchant of Venice, it is meant to describe the collection of a debt, no matter how harsh the consequences are to the debtor. Perhaps she means Parker's father is literally taking a pound of flesh off the dean? Ouch!
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