Timon of Athens
The misanthrope, Shakespeare's play so called. Lord Macaulay uses
the expression to “out-Timon Timon” —i.e. to be more
misanthropical than even Timon.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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