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Robert Macaire

He's a Robert Macaire. A bluff, free-living, unblushing libertine, who commits the most horrible crimes without stint or compunction. It is a character in M. Daumier's drama of L'Auberge des Adrets. His accomplice is Bertrand, a simpleton and villain. (See Macaire.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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