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noun     legend pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] an old story about famous people and events in the past. Legends are not usually true

    the legend of the Headless Horseman

    Greek myths and legends

    Here, according to legend, Robin Hood lies buried.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] these old stories considered as a group
  2. 2
    [countable] someone who very many people know about and admire

    the Hollywood legend, Elizabeth Taylor

    1. a.
      British spoken used to show approval for someone who does something that is smart, funny, cool, etc.
  3. 3
    [countable] a short piece of writing on an object such as a coin or a work of art
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a general term of approval for someone who does sth cool, funny, smart etc

    Dean got an extension for his essay, and then persuaded his sister to write it for him. Legend!

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/05/2012


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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