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    A : Well, C's gone ! What a tartar ! Still, she did leave us a bit on account - how much was C given?

    B : Ten pounds.

    A : (With a whistle) Phew ! That's great ! We can pay off the next two months on the car with that.

    B : I....I'm afraid we can't.......

    A : Why ever not?


    Please explain the highlighed word. I didn't find any appropriate meanings from the dictionaries.

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    Re: tartar

    noun 1 historical a member of the combined forces of central Asian peoples, including Mongols and Turks, who conquered much of Asia and eastern Europe in the early 13th century. 2 (tartar) a harsh, fierce, or intractable person.

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